Departement wapensystemen en ballistiek
© Copyright 2010 -
Muzzle devices use the physical flow properties in the intermediate ballistics regime to control:
Muzzle Brakes / Compensators
The efficiency of muzzle brakes are measured through their action on the recoil. Free and fixed recoil measurement techniques are used. Design parameters of muzzle devices influencing the dynamics of the gun are examined and their influence is quantified.
The mission of this research group is “to develop and validate methods which are used in the investigation of the efficiency of muzzle devices.” The short time scale of the physical phenomena occurring and the high pressure/temperature gases make it a hostile environment for conventional measurement probes. Therefore, this research relies heavily on simulation.
Methods for ranking flash suppressors based on measurement of light intensity and post-
Blast Suppressors / Silencers
The pictures show a shadow photography of the muzzle flow without a muzzle device (left) and a shadow photography with a silencer (right). Noise levels are recorded with microphones or blast pencils.
Numerical Simulations / Experiments