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Proposal Number: 6596

Domain: Manufacturing

Theme(s): Surface Modification and Finishing Processes

Supporting Central Government Agency:

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 190.00

Principal Investigator: Prof. Pradip Kumar Ray

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Prof.. Biswajit Mahanty ,Indian Institue of Technology Kharagpur
Dr P L Narasimhan ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Vikranth Racherla ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Debalay Chakrabarti ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Domain: Manufacturing

Project Title

Manufacture of shells for field guns with improved design and performance

Web Abstract

The shells for field guns, manufacturing by Ordnance Factories as per its design supplied by foreign countries, have a number of deficiencies in their manufacturing system affecting performance of the shells in field testing. Considering strategic importance of defence preparedness from national perspective, technological upgradation in design and manufacturing is essential. Innovative methods in both design and manufacturing system are necessary to improve the ballistic behavior of the shells. Development of indigenous methods is essential in this context to lessen the dependence on foreign suppliers. This project aims to develop an improved design and manufacturing processes (design details and process plans as deliverables) for the shells for field guns of defence services ensuring optimal manufacturing performance and best-possible ballistic behaviour based on design, manufacturing, metallurgical and materials research as planned for the existing 130-mm and similar types of shells with active support of Ordnance Factory at Ambajhari (OFAJ), Nagpur.