A Quantitative Method of Comparative Assessment of Primers Ignition Performances


  • Doru A. Goga Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Viorel Țigănescu Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Bogdan Pulpea Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Cristian Emil Moldoveanu Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Constantin Rotaru Henri Coanda – Air Force Academy, Brasov, Romania




ammunition, percussion primers, ignition, ballistic


The ignition performances of percussion primers for small calibre ammunition are determined using a new experimental setup, with pressure transducers and special designed combustion chambers. The method enables a comparison of new designed primers with consecrated models by relative ignition capacity. Results show that ballistic performances of primers are in direct relationship with the gradient pressure vs. rise time and also with the maximum pressure developed inside the cartridge chamber.


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How to Cite

Goga, D. A., Țigănescu, V., Pulpea, B., Moldoveanu, C. E., & Rotaru, C. (2017). A Quantitative Method of Comparative Assessment of Primers Ignition Performances. Advances in Military Technology, 12(2), 217–228. https://doi.org/10.3849/aimt.01185



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