Accession Number:

AD0752371

Title:

The Interactions of Cellulose Acetate and Ethyl Cellulose Inhibitors with Double-Base Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The interactions of nitroglycerine in double-base propellants with the inhibition materials cellulose acetate and ethyl cellulose are described. The distribution of nitroglycerine within the inhibitor and the effects of time, temperature, nitrocellulose content of the propellant, barrier layers and fillers on rates of absorption are covered. Reference is made to methods of bonding ethyl cellulose to propellant. The investigations are extended to a range of polymers which are possible inhibitors, and also to a number of plasticizers likely to be present.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE