Dean instinctively sniffed the air for the smell of cordite but his nostrils picked up only the scent of alcohol.
When cordite replaced black powder, and the gun sights and all in front of the gun were no longer obscured by hanging clouds of smoke, it became a desideratum, and, as the automatic sight, it was reintroduced by Sir G.
3000 ' '2500 2000 1500 1000 3 01_43_ 000 [[Cordite 0.35 Cordite `- 0.2 Cordite]] ___------- p.i -Cordite------ 0.05 Cordite Rifle Cordite 0.4 Cordite 27.5 lbs.
0.35 22 „ 0.3 „ 20 i, 0.2 „ 17 „ 0.113 „ 0.059.5 „, , Rifle, , 9 „ Cordite 2400 2200 2000" ?
Of lump of solid lead = 6 1 ' 2 = °7403 while in the case of a bundle of cylindrical sticks of cordite, (s) G.D.
Of charge of cordite 1 S.G.
Of stick of cordite = 6 3 = 0 9067.
Charge: weight 13 lb 4 oz.; gravimetric density 55.01/0.504; nature, cordite, size 30.
But the shot advances during the combustion of the cordite, and the chief problem in interior ballistics is to adjust the G.D.
Comparing this time with the experimental value of the time occupied by the cordite in burning, a start is made for a fresh estimate and a closer approximation.
Assuming, however, that the agreement is close enough for practical requirement, the conbustion of the cordite may be considered complete at this stage P, and in the subsequent expansion it is assumed that the gas obeys an adiabatic law in which the pressure varies inversely as some mtn power of the volume.
It is found experimentally that m = 1.2 is a good average value to take for cordite; so now supposing the combustion of the charge of the 6-in.
Thus the cordite, size 30, of the range table has been squeezed through a hole 0.30 in.
He was president of the Chemical Society in 1897, and of the British Association in 1902, served on the Balfour Commission on London Water Supply (1893-1894), and as a member of the Committee on Explosives (1888-1891) invented cordite jointly with Sir Frederick Abel.
Attention was drawn in the House of Commons to the insufficient supply of cordite provided by the war office, and the Housenotwithstanding the assurance of the war minister (Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman) that the supply was adequateplaced the government in a minority.
It is readily soluble in water, alcohol, ether, &c. In addition to its application in the cordite industry, it is used in the manufacture of chloroform and sulphonal, and as a solvent.
This work to an important extent prepared the way for the "smokeless powders" which came into general use towards the end of the 19th century; cordite, the particular form adopted by the British government in 1891, was invented jointly by him and Professor James Dewar.
There are cordite and explosives works, established by Messrs Kynoch of Birmingham, England.