Accession Number:

AD0293914

Title:

EXPERIMENTS ON THE IGNITION OF COMPOSITE SOLID PROPELLANTS

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Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV N J

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Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An experimental study of composite solid propellant ignition was undertaken. A shock tube was used to generate high temperature gas to supply the ignition energy to the propellant samples under test. Two propellant configurations are described a flush mounted sample in the end wall and a string mounted sample on the axis of the tube. The propellant mounting procedure is described and the problems encountered are discussed in detail. Three types of propellant were tested and the results are presented. Ignition times are measured by means of two phototubes viewing the propellant through quartz windows in the shock tube. The problems associated with the detection of ignition by this method are discussed. A high speed framing camera for observation of ignition is described and the photographic results are presented. Film processing techniques are outlined. The purpose of this report is to present only the experimental technique for the study of ignition in a shock tube and some typical results. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE