The Deflagration of Pure and Isomorphously Doped Ammonium Perchlorate.
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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The deflagration behavior of pure and doped ammonium perchlorate AP was studied over the pressure range 300 to 6,000 psia, using cinephotomicrography of burning samples and scanning electron microscopy of quenched samples. Materials studied were pure AP in single-crystal and pressed-pellet form, and single crystals with controlled isomorphous substitution of K, MnO4- and Cr2O7-2 ions. This study shows that previous speculations regarding the combustion of AP are based on erroneous assumptions, and more realistic views, based on the observations, are proposed. In addition, some serious questions regarding the relevance of low-temperature, low-heating-rate, and low-pressure decomposition data to actual combustion are posed. Author
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Rocket Propellants