The Estimation of Barrel-Rifle Surface Wear Based on Fractal Theory
In this paper, the theory of fractal geometry was used to study the barrel-rifle surface topography and correlation dimension method was adopted to calculate the fractal dimensions of the projectile worn marks shot from the barrels with different worn. The study showed that the different wears of barrel-rifle surface resulted in different fractal dimensions of the projectile wear surface and there was a correlation between the fractal dimensions of the projectile wear surface and the change of the barrel rifle surface. Therefore, through the rifle marks on the projectiles, not only the wear of the barrel’s internal surface can be analyzed, but the gun life also can be further estimated. The paper provided a new tool for analyzing the barrel-rifle surface wear.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
C. Jing et al., "The Estimation of Barrel-Rifle Surface Wear Based on Fractal Theory", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 750-753, 2007