Accession Number:

AD0770503

Title:

An Investigation of High Pressure Combustion Phenomena in Solid Propellants.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Nov 73,

Corporate Author:

SPACE RESEARCH CORP NORTH TROY VT

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Theoretical analysis and experimental measurements are defined for the investigation of high pressure combustion of solid propellants in ballistic devices. A new and accurate heat flux measurement technique is used for determination of the equation of state for the propellant gas. A method of determining the burning rate for the solid propellant from the closed chamber tests is described. The interior ballistic theory is reviewed in the context of a high pressure combustion device. Design and instrumentation of the closed chamber test apparatus for the equation of state and the burning rate measurements are included. An open ballistic chamber test apparatus with a moving projectile, for measurement of projectile friction and for verification of the interior ballistic performance at high chamber pressures is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ballistics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE