Modelling of a Regenerative Liquid Propellant Gun

  • G. S. Dhami Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
  • S. G. Tatake Armaments Research & Development Establishment, Pune
  • K. J. Daniel Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
  • A. A. Ghosh Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
  • K. R. Rao Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Keywords: Liquid propellant mass, Conceptual gun, Liquid propellant guns

Abstract

In the development of liquid propellant guns (LPG), there are numerous interdependent parameters which affect the performance of the gun. There are some difficulties in arriving at the dimensions of its various components. To help in this task, computer simulation was undertaken to predict the performance of a conceptual gun. This is a sensitivity study aimed at exploring the relationship between the interdependent parameters. The parameters which have a direct bearing on the performance of the gun, like areas of cross-section of vents, differential piston dimensions liquid propellant mass, and the combustion and reservoir chamber dimensions have been studied. The expected pressures and other parameters could be studied with the help of this model is thus helpful in the optimization of the design of LPGs.

Author Biographies

G. S. Dhami, Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Armaments Research & Development Establishment, Pune
S. G. Tatake, Armaments Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Armament Research & Development Establishment.
K. J. Daniel, Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Armaments Research & Development Establishment.
A. A. Ghosh, Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Armaments Research & Development Establishment.
K. R. Rao, Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Armaments Research & Development Establishment, Pune
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
DhamiG., TatakeS., DanielK., GhoshA., & RaoK. (2013). Modelling of a Regenerative Liquid Propellant Gun. Defence Science Journal, 45(2), 161-171. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.45.4115
Section
Chemical Science & Technology