Accession Number : AD0474229


Title :   SOLID PROPELLANT IGNITION STUDIES


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-1 Sep 1965


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : Fishman, Norman


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474229.pdf


Report Date : 05 Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : The ignition characteristics of five operational propellants and seven model systems of varying composition were investigated by the use of high flux radiant energy as the ignition stimulus. The study provided considerable information which relates ignition characteristics to compositional factors. Findings of particular importance are: (1) for the types of propellants studied, ignitability is directly related to burning rate; within each system, those factors which increase burning rate also ease ignition; (2) minimum pressure for ignition of ammonium perchlorate propellants appears to be primarily related to the nature of the binder.


Descriptors :   *IGNITION , *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS , AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS , BURNING RATE , COMBUSTION , PERCHLORATES , PRESSURE , TABLES(DATA) , TEMPERATURE , WEIGHT


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE