Accession Number:

AD0296417

Title:

THE COMBUSTION OF A GRANULAR MIXTURE OF POTASSIUM PERCHLORATE AND ALUMINUM CONSIDERED AS EITHER A DEFLAGRATION OR A DETONATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The combustion front in a column of a granuar mixture of potassium perchlorate and aluminum has been observed to propagate stably at either a low speed 300ms with a short reaction zone 2 cm, or a high one 900 ms with an elongated reaction zone 8 cm, and with an occasional rapid transition between them. Calculations are made to categorize the observed phenomena as those of either a deflagration or a detonation.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE