High-Speed Extrustion of Polyethylene in the Acceleration of Projectiles in Ballistic Launchers

  • N. V. BykovEmail author
  • A. S. Karneychik
  • A. A. Makarov
  • M. S. Tovarnov


Acceleration of projectiles in ballistic launchers by means of high-speed extrusion of polyethylene through a tapered adapter is experimentally and theoretically studied. Quasi-one-dimensional gas-dynamic model of a polydisperse mixture of gas and powder particles and a viscoplastic model of a deformable piston are used. The results of numerical simulation of the process under study and the results of a series of shots from a powder ballistic launcher are given. The influence of the geometry of a tapered section and input velocity of the deformable piston on the output velocity of a projectile is experimentally investigated.


high-speed extrusion methods for acceleration of bodies hydrodynamic effect internal ballistics ballistic launchers polymer deformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Bykov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Karneychik
    • 1
  • A. A. Makarov
    • 1
  • M. S. Tovarnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia

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