Accession Number:

AD0724317

Title:

The Phenomenology of Synergistic Catalyzed Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. no. 2, 1 Nov 1970-30 Apr 1971

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE MCGREGOR TX SOLID ROCKET DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The report covers a continuing study of the Keenan catalyst system. This catalyst consists of a transition metal and a chloride, which was found to be synergistic for the catalysis of ammonium nitrate decomposition. Initial differential scanning calorimeter DSC experiments produced some results that contradicted those of Keenan however, micro DTA experiments tended to confirm his results. Extensive use of the TGA during the reporting period resulted in a clearer understanding of the phenomenology of this catalyst system. The use of the TGA has also afforded an explanation of the difference between DSC and DTA results. Eleven propellant mixes were made, and burning rate data were obtained over a relatively wide pressure range. Only representative thermograms are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE