Accession Number:

AD0741072

Title:

Nonmetallized Composite Propellant Combustion

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation of nonmetallized composite propellant combustion in standard and high acceleration environments was made. Pressed ammonium perchlorate AP pellets of varying purity, APbinder sandwich burners, and propellant strands were employed. APbinder sandwich burners where studied in an optically equipped centrifuge and color schlieren were taken in a conventional combustion bomb. Ascast and dewetted propellants were used to study the effect of preferential interfacial reactions on burning rate acceleration sensitivity. Results are discussed for the effects of acceleration, pressure, AP purity, and propellant composition on the burning rate.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE