Effects of a Magnetic Field on Burning Rate of Solid Propellant
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Rocket Propellants