Explosive Equivalence of Hydrocarbon Propellants
The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo United States
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The purpose of this paper is to report the analysis of test and launch vehicle flight failure data for the explosive equivalence ofLO2RP-1 and other hydrocarbon-based energetic liquid bi-propellants. Revision to the values used in DESR 6055.09 1 arerecommended. The focus will be on revisions for LO2RP-1 but other combinations LO2Ethanol and LO2JP-5 will beaddressed.This revision is intended to apply to DoD facilities siting and construction for operations involving these energetic liquids. Itgoverns the uses of energetic liquids for space launch vehicles, rockets, missiles, and associated static test installations. Theyield criteria will envelope test facilities and range launch pads for the pre-launchpre-ignition state, on-pad engine firingconditions, and post-launch hazards relative to near-pad incidents.
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