Description of a New 63-M M Diameter Gas Gun Facility

  • S. A. Sheffield
  • D. W. Dugan


This paper describes a new light gas gun that is just being completed at Sandia National Laboratories, primarily for use in the study of shock initiation and shock properties of explosive materials. This gun was patterned after the 100-mm diameter gas gun at Washington State University[1]. Several unique features have been designed into the facility to make it easier to control and use the gun and to improve shot turnaround time. These will be discussed in some detail in the sections that follow. Initial gun performance information will also be presented.


Sandia National Laboratory Projectile Velocity Shock Initiation Shock Property Fire Button 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Sheffield
    • 1
  • D. W. Dugan
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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