Accession Number:

AD0261508

Title:

FUNDAMENTALS OF LIQUID PROPELLANT SENSITIVITY

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IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

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Report Date:

1961-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

OST OF THE WORK HAS INVOLVED IDENTIFYING AND CONTROLLING THE SIGNIFICANT EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES. It was found that sufficient time mst be allowed for a liquid-vapor equilibrium to be reached in the shock tube in order to obtain consistent results with nitroglycerine samples. O shocks in the range of Mach 3.7 will then cause the detonation of nitroglycerine within 0 to 1000 microseconds after the shock has been reflected from the surface of the sample. O or Ar shocks in the range of Mach 3 will cause the detonation of Cl207 within 100 microseconds. Apparently, UV radiaion does not cause the detonation of nitroglycerine, while IR radiation is quite effective. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE