Accession Number:

AD0289035

Title:

A STUDY OF EXPLOSIONS INDUCED BY CONTACT OF HYDRAZINE-TYPE FUELS WITH NITROGEN TETROXIDE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE