Report on the Temperature Dependence of Rocket Behavior
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The research concerns the improvement of the performance of the 2.36 in rocket at high and low temperatures. The experimental work performed is directly concerned with the temperature dependence of rocket behavior. Lower values of the temperature coefficient of the burning constant are favored by inclusion of dinitrololuene in the propellant. Titanium-potassium perchlorate mixture coated on the outside of powder grains was shown to reduce the time required to ignite powder. The integrated thrust time divided by charge weight for the 2.36 in rocket, as a function of charge weight, at approximately constant temperature, was found to be constant above a certain charge weight.
- Combustion and Ignition