Accession Number:

AD0483456

Title:

PAD PROPELLANTS FOR USE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES. 3. EVALUATION OF EXTRUDABLE, HEAT-RESISTANT, COMPOSITE PROPELLANT FOR -65 TO 400 F EXPOSURE

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Mar 1961-Jan 1963

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Heat-resistant potassium perchlorateHycar polyacrylic binder propellants, extrudable in small web geometries, were evaluated for application to propellant actuated cartridges to withstand temperatures from -65 to 400 F. Results of measurements of autoignition temperature, amount and nature of gas evolution, and retention of grain configuration showed these propellants to have thermal stability sufficient to meet the 400 F-4 hour high temperature objective. Extensive firings in the M73 cartridge-M3 or M5 initiator system from -65 to 400 F demonstrated the ability of these propellants to survive and function, as designed, in a typical propellant actuated device.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE