Accession Number:

AD0917380

Title:

Thermochemical Evaluation of Advanced Gun Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1972-Oct 1973

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A theoretical, thermochemical propellant-performance computer program has been used at the Air Force Armament Laboratory to evaluate potential ingredients for advanced gun propellants. The program provides a good first approximation to propellant parameters such as impetus, flame temperature, and gas molecular weight. The program was used to evaluate the thermodynamic properties of advanced propellants containing ingredients being considered for further development. Sixteen of these ingredients with different binders were investigated and theoretical computations obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE