A STUDY OF EXPLOSIONS INDUCED BY CONTACT OF HYDRAZINE-TYPE FUELS WITH NITROGEN TETROXIDE
ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA
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The mechanism of explosions which may result when a hydrazine-type liquid is brought into contact with liquid nitrogen tetroxide was studied. Falling-droplet experiments showed correlation between distance of fall and probability of explosion. Sudden injection of one liquid into the other, with high-speed photography, gave nonreproducible results. Occasional explosions occurred, preceded by bubble formation. Alternate theories of the explosion phenomenon are discussed.
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