Accession Number:

AD0855008

Title:

Effect of Interior Ballistic Parameters on Rocket Exhaust Smoke

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE AL REDSTONE RESEARCH LABS

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A systematic investigation of the effect of interior ballistic parameters on solid rocket propellant exhaust smoke was initiated in a controlled environment smoke measurement facility. Conventional plastisol nitrocellulose composite propellants were used in this investigation. Highly significant effects on exhaust smoke were found for varying interior ballistic parameters such as chamber pressure, mass discharge rate, and expansion ratio. These results are interpreted in terms of aerosol particle size and concentration as functions of time. Motors were prepared and fired outdoors to demonstrate the results of these studies under field conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE