Accession Number:

AD0661971

Title:

EXTINCTION OF BURNING SOLID PROPELLANT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1965-Feb 1967

Corporate Author:

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UT DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The paper presents the results of a combined theoretical and experimental study of the process in which solid propellant combustion is terminated by a rapid drop in pressure. Experimentally, propellant burning in a small rocket motor was subjected to a rapid pressure drop when an auxiliary nozzle was suddenly opened. Such tests were run with varying nozzle sizes for the auxiliary nozzle and the boundary between extinction and non-extinction was determined. The results were then compared to the predictions of the theoretical model which was based on the assumption that extinction occurs when the heat absorption by the solid propellant surface exceeds the heat transfer to the solid propellant surface from the combustion gas. In general, the theoretical predictions agreed well with both the experimental results gathered in the program and those published by other investigators.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE