Accession Number:

AD0763894

Title:

Effects of a Magnetic Field on Burning Rate of Solid Propellant

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Preliminary experiments conducted by the Interior Ballistics Laboratory to determine if a magnetic field applied during low pressure combustion of solid propellant can alter the burning rate have shown positive results. Experiments were conducted with a field strength of 15000 gauss applied to composite propellants containing aluminum additive burning at atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures. Although results showed wide scatter of data, it appears that burning rate variations of plus or minus 10 could be obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE