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Title: Firearm suppressor having enhanced thermal management for rapid heat dissipation

Abstract

A suppressor is disclosed for use with a weapon having a barrel through which a bullet is fired. The suppressor has an inner portion having a bore extending coaxially therethrough. The inner portion is adapted to be secured to a distal end of the barrel. A plurality of axial flow segments project radially from the inner portion and form axial flow paths through which expanding propellant gasses discharged from the barrel flow through. The axial flow segments have radially extending wall portions that define sections which may be filled with thermally conductive material, which in one example is a thermally conductive foam. The conductive foam helps to dissipate heat deposited within the suppressor during firing of the weapon.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150740
Patent Number(s):
8,807,005
Application Number:
13/738,608
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Moss, William C., and Anderson, Andrew T. Firearm suppressor having enhanced thermal management for rapid heat dissipation. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Moss, William C., & Anderson, Andrew T. Firearm suppressor having enhanced thermal management for rapid heat dissipation. United States.
Moss, William C., and Anderson, Andrew T. Tue . "Firearm suppressor having enhanced thermal management for rapid heat dissipation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150740.
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author = {Moss, William C. and Anderson, Andrew T.},
abstractNote = {A suppressor is disclosed for use with a weapon having a barrel through which a bullet is fired. The suppressor has an inner portion having a bore extending coaxially therethrough. The inner portion is adapted to be secured to a distal end of the barrel. A plurality of axial flow segments project radially from the inner portion and form axial flow paths through which expanding propellant gasses discharged from the barrel flow through. The axial flow segments have radially extending wall portions that define sections which may be filled with thermally conductive material, which in one example is a thermally conductive foam. The conductive foam helps to dissipate heat deposited within the suppressor during firing of the weapon.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {8}
}

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