Accession Number:

ADA043656

Title:

Propellant Surveillance Report Minuteman III Stage III,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UTAH PROPELLANT LAB SECTION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

240.0

Abstract:

This report contains test results from testing of Minuteman III, Stage III propellant manufactured by Aerojet Solid Propulsion Company and Thiokol Corporation, Wasatch Division. These results are compared statistically with propellant of similar ages from Minuteman II Stage II. Regressions are given for only statistically significant parameters from very low rate tensile, high rate biaxial tensile under pressure, stress relaxation and thermal coefficient of liner expansion tests. There are some significant regressions in each of these tests. Case liner bonds also show significant changes which are potentially life limiting. Significant changes in other parameters may be the result of limited testing, both in numbers and ages. Analysis of covariance for test data from lined and unlined cartons of Stage II and Stage III propellant and for the four tests listed above are given in the statistical appendix. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE