Accession Number:

AD0411911

Title:

AN IMPROVED METHOD FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF SOLID PROPELLANT STRAND-BURNING RATES IN CLOSED BOMBS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A new method for determining propelland strand burning rates without the use of timing wires has been developed. It was found that when the cross- sectional area of the strand is sharply varied at known intervals, the burning rate can be obtained from assessment of the resulting pressure-time trace. Results of the new method are within 1 of the standard wire technique. The method is applicable to difficult propellant systems and offers advantages of lower cost, higher reliability, and safety.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE