Accession Number:

AD0691291

Title:

AN OPTICAL BOMB STUDY OF THE COMBUSTION OF SOLID PROPELLANTS IN HIGH ACCELERATION FIELDS.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. no. 2, 1 May 68-30 Apr 69,

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

An experimental study of the effects of acceleration fields on the burning rate of solid propellant grains is being conducted. A variety of formulations are being studied over a range of pressures and acceleration loadings the results will eventually be used to evaluate theoretical models of the process or to form the basis for improved models. The acceleration vector, produced by spinning a disc-shaped propellant in a large volume optical bomb, can be directed perpendicularly into or away from the burning surface. Three formulations have been studied to date under both vector orientations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE