Accession Number:

AD0259641

Title:

CHEMICAL DECOMPOSITION OF STABILIZED PROPELLANTS

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The decomposition chemistry of stabilized propellants is shown to be a two-step pseudo firstorder reaction in stabilizer with the second step rate-determining. The experimentation was designed to consider only that portion of the decomposition curve representative of propellant safe life. Chemical kinetics are used to develop the mechanism of reaction which is substantiated by experimental proof. This information is basic for calculating the Arrhenius energy of activation so that quantitative values for propellant safe life may be obtained. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE