Accession Number:

AD0687639

Title:

ALUMINUM PARTICLE IGNITION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1969-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

To clarify the concepts of the process of the preheating and ignition of aluminum particles used as additives in solid propellants, an analytical study was made of the ignition limits and induction time. It was shown that the optimal particle size increases as the temperature of the ambient medium decreases. The calculated induction time was shown to be about proportional to the square of the particle size up to the dimensions which are limiting for ignition. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE