Accession Number:

AD0839526

Title:

METAL PARTICLE COMBUSTION PROGRESS REPORT, 1 JULY 1965-1 MAY 1967

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

The report includes a summary of experimental studies on the xenon flash-initiated combustion of single particles of aluminum, boron, titanium and zirconium in air, oxygen, carbon dioxide and various oxygen-argon mixtures at pressures from 1-4.5 atmospheres, and a summary of aluminum and boron particle combustion in various gas burner flames development and application of an analytical droplet burning model to describe boron particle combustion and a discussion of metal particle fragmentation mechanisms including definition of some necessary conditions for fragmentation as well as a description of the most probable mechanism. The report concludes with a brief summary section describing the status of the metal combustion problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE