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Light Gas Gun

  • Eugene B. ZaretskyEmail author
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Part of the Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library book series (SHOCKWAVES, volume 10)

Abstract

The Light Gas Gun is an important laboratory tool for study of the high strain rate response of solids and liquids. The present chapter contains a brief description of the light gas gun theory and of the measures required for successful gun operation in the laboratory environment. The chapter is concluded by an example of the use of the light gas gun in the study of the impact response of OFC copper. 

Keywords

High Strength Aluminum Alloy Sample Ring Dynamic Tensile Strength Muzzle Velocity Dial Micrometer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael

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