Measured Temperatures of Solid Rocket Motors Dump Stored in the Tropics and Desert. Part 1. Discussion and Results
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Measurement sites were established at worldwide locations to obtain empirical data that could be used to more accurately predict the thermal environment of dump-stored ordnance. Data obtained from measurement sites in the desert and tropics on solid rocket motors are presented along with an analysis of the data. The data are presented in terms of cumulative probability, maximum- minimum daily temperatures, and in a few cases as diurnal cycles. Part 1 of the report contains a summary of the results and a discussion of the general philosophy regarding the work. Part 2 is a compilation of some of the NWC data runs, exact evidence from which Part 1 is drawn, and will be of interest to only the serious investigator. This effort is not the final word on the NWC investigation, only a sample of the vast information available from this source.
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines