Accession Number : AD0428842


Title :   A STUDY OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF LIQUID PROPELLANT SENSITIVITY.


Descriptive Note : Technical progress rept. no. 1,


Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL


Personal Author(s) : Erikson,Ted


Report Date : 10 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : A cryogenic adaptation of a shock tube was designed, and it is expected that it can be used for the testing of materials at temperatures down to -150C. The final assembly of this modification was started. A chromatographic column and the associated equipment are being provided for purification of the test materials before sensitivity testing. The approach to propellant desensitization is based on an evaluation of the various parameters which affect the initiation, growth, and propagation of explosive liquid systems. Shock-tube testing will be a primary experimental tool for the evaluation of the parameters. Specific parameters to be studied are termperature, pressure, and composition of the gas in (practically) instantaneous contact with the surface of a condensed phase. Flash irradiation will be used as a supplementary test when feasible. Some of the problems that will probably be encountered during the procurement, handling, purification, and testing of such compounds were evaluated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS , *SHOCK TUBES , SENSITIVITY , CRYOGENICS , IGNITION , TEMPERATURE , PRESSURE , CARBON COMPOUNDS , FLUORINE COMPOUNDS , LABORATORY EQUIPMENT , CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS , VAPOR PRESSURE , SIMULATION , TEST METHODS , IGNITION SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE