Development of a software application for design and 3D modeling of a control rod for a hydraulic recoil brake

  • 1 Faculty of “Artillery, air defense and CIS” – National Military University “Vasil Levski”, Veliko Tarnovo, the Bulgarian Republic


The design of complex armament details is a challenging process that requires great amount of time and data collected from ballistic calculation of the artillery tube. The developed software product that calculates the recoil brake’s piston rod replaces the large amount of computational work required, reduces the probability of calculation errors and enables the designer to focus his creative thinking into the combination of different materials and construction dimensions. The ability to export the calculated piston rod profile afterwards allows for easy transfer of the information required into a 3D virtual reality and the use of 3D modeling for the construction of the piston rod and the recoil braking device.



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