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ablative material

[′a·blə·div mə′tir·ē·əl]
(materials)
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Caption: dB Foam from Inland Manufacturing is designed to be used as an ablative material in sound suppressors.
The missile pitched up at 134 seconds into flight so while the planned range was not reached and the reentry vehicle was not recovered, telemetry indicated that the fiberglass melamine ablative material had functioned as expected.
Adding a little ablative material is called shooting the can "wet" and greatly increases a sound suppressor's efficiency.
For a nitrogen/methane gas mixture all in all four ablative probes, consisting of the European ablative material AQ60, have been investigated at two different heat flux regimes (1.4 MW/[m.sup.2] and 0.3 MW/[m.sup.2]) at two different axial distances to the probe surface (5 mm and 3 mm) each.
As I understand the science adding a bit of ablative material (Vaseline, wire pulling gel, water, even urine, etc.) allows this stuff to absorb excess heat and, in the case of volatile materials, essentially boil away as you shoot.
One thing that almost always makes a good can better is the addition of some kind of ablative material.
Most centerfire pistol suppressors need a little ablative material like water, Vaseline, shaving cream, or wire-pulling gel along with subsonic ammo to be truly hearing safe.
Because of the Apollo program, new ablative materials were a very active research area in the 1960s.