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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.homegoods.c0092135
EISBN: 978-1-62708-222-8
...Abstract Abstract A shotgun barrel fabricated from 1138 steel deformed when test firing alternative nontoxic ammunition. The test shells contained soft iron shot, which at 72 HB, is much harder than traditional lead shot (typically 30 to 40 HB). An investigation based on ID and OD profiling...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.usage.c9001663
EISBN: 978-1-62708-236-5
... methods were used. Our investigation supports the supposition that a live round of ammunition was inadvertently fired. Adapters Automatic weapons Explosions Rifles 4130 UNS G41300 440C UNS S44020 (Other, general, or unspecified) fracture Training exercises are essential at many...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003573
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
.... Fig. 7 Comparison of longitudinal profiles of an 1138 steel shotgun barrel before and after testing. 1000 rounds of a new type of ammunition were fired in the test. (a) Inside diameter. (b) Outside diameter Fig. 8 Two spiral power springs from a textile machine. Spring at left...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006797
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... type of ammunition were fired in the test. (a) Inside diameter. (b) Outside diameter Fig. 11 Cross sections through the carburized 1117 steel cylinders from two spool-type hydraulic valves. The cylinder of the valve that operated satisfactorily (a) had little retained austenite in the case...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001671
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
... and fragments. Although they rarely occur in service, a number of gun tube explosions or “prematures”, as they are usually known, have taken place at Aberdeen Proving Ground where ammunition and weapons are tested. These incidents have also served as the basis for studying the characteristics of such failures...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.mech.c9001721
EISBN: 978-1-62708-225-9
... of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) incurred extensive technological importance in the last half of the 19 th century with the use of cold drawn brass cartridge cases in ammunition, and the use of brass condenser tubes in the growing electric power industry. It was during this time that the term “season...
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Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003562
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
.... It also led to the abandonment of using stacked aluminum trays to transport food stuffs. Another example involved the transport of live ammunition in aluminum boxes, because the fretting debris was found to be pyrophoric. In a case investigated by the author, high-purity (HP) aluminum “logs” (cylinders...