METAL PARTICLE COMBUSTION PROGRESS REPORT, 1 JULY 1965-1 MAY 1967
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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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.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Rocket Propellants