COMBUSTION MECHANISM OF HIGH BURNING RATE SOLID PROPELLANTS.
Quarterly technical rept. no. 4, 1 Sep-30 Nov 67,
THIOKOL CHEMICAL CORP HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE DIV
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Thiokols program to tailor the burning rate of a propellant predictably and controllably to any desired level in the range from 1 to 10 inches per second is divided into three phases Phase I - Synthesis of Burning Rate Catalysts, Phase II - Decomposition Studies and Evaluation of Catalysts and Phase III - Decomposition of Advanced Oxidizers, Fuels, and Binders. Experiments will be performed to synthesize more efficient burn rate catalysts by maximizing already determined guideline properties toward development of an ideal catalyst under Phases I and II. Following catalyst synthesis, each compound showing potential will be subjected to comprehensive decomposition studies and combustion mechanism evaluation with propellant ingredients. The synthesis and characterization of new iron containing catalyst materials has been completed. Four selected candidate catalysts have been selected for scale-up to a one pound batch size. The scale-up of three of the catalysts has been successfully completed. Author
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Rocket Propellants