Accession Number:

AD0742936

Title:

An Investigation of Preferential Interfacial Reactions in Nonmetalized Composite Solid Propellant Combustion

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Four nonmetalized solid propellants were burned at 500psi in strands of 12 in. by 12 in. cross section and 2 in. length in both a dewetted and an as-cast state. Strands were burned at acceleration levels from zero to 1000g normal and into the burning surface, and 50g and 1000g normal and out of the burning surface. The effects of changing interfacial characteristics of the oxidizers and binder by prestressing dewetting were studied to determine if preferential interfacial reactions between binder and oxidizer particles provided an accurate explanation of burning rate augmentation.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE