Some Research Problems in the Steady-State Burning of Composite Solid Propellants
Technical rept. no. 1,
PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF AERONAUTICALENGINEERING
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This paper outlines a number of basic problems in the theory of steady-state combustion of solid propellants, particularly of the ammonium perchlorate composite type. It represents an extension of the earlier research at Princeton that led to a theoretical burning rate law for composite propellants that was based on the concept of granular diffusion flame. This paper is in the nature of a progress report in which the new experimental approaches are described, and some puzzling difficulties are analyzed. Specifically, the experiments deal with three topics refinement of methods for measuring burning rate the role of radiative energy transfer in the burning process and the connection between oxidizer particle size and the b parameter in the above-mentioned theoretical burning rate law.
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