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Title: Cooling of weapons with graphite foam

Abstract

Disclosed are examples of an apparatus for cooling a barrel 12 of a firearm 10 and examples of a cooled barrel assembly 32 for installation into an existing firearm 10. When assembled with the barrel 12, a contact surface 16 of a shell 14 is proximate to, and in thermal communication with, the outer surface of the barrel 18. The shell 14 is formed of commercially available or modified graphite foam.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1337662
Patent Number(s):
9528785
Application Number:
13/700,147
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41A - FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Dec 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Klett, James W., and Trammell, Michael P.. Cooling of weapons with graphite foam. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Klett, James W., & Trammell, Michael P.. Cooling of weapons with graphite foam. United States.
Klett, James W., and Trammell, Michael P.. Tue . "Cooling of weapons with graphite foam". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337662.
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place = {United States},
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