Accession Number : ADA320558
Title : Ballistic Analysis of Electrothermal-Chemical (ETC) Propellant.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 92,
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Wren, Gloria P. ; Oberle, William F. ; Richardson, Sharon L.
Report Date : DEC 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : Firings performed under the alternate electrothermal-chemical (ETC) propellant materials contract with the Olin Corporation investigated a number of propellants using both conventional and plasma driven combustion. The objectives of this paper are to utilize the test series to examine: (1) ignition characteristics of plasma driven propellants; (2) pressurization rates of propellants under the influence of a plasma; (3) control of the gas generation rate in the gun with a plasma; (4) efficiency of the material in performing work on the projectile; and (5) comparison of the combustion characteristics of propellants with and without a plasma.
Descriptors : *PROPELLANTS , *ELECTRIC GUNS , THERMAL PROPERTIES , CONTRACTS , MATERIALS , ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , PROJECTILES , RATES , EFFICIENCY , COMBUSTION , IGNITION , PRESSURIZATION , GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS.
Subject Categories : AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE