Accession Number:

ADA051349

Title:

Blast Parameters and Other Characteristics of N5 Propellant

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The peak pressures and positive impulses resulting from detonating inprocess and final product forms of N5 in the scaled distance range of approximately 2.5 to 40 ftlb to the 13 power were measured. Variables considered included booster size and propellant weight and configuration. The MK 43-1 2.75-inch rocket grain registered the greatest TNT equivalency at 9 ft lb to the 13 power peak pressure was 250, and scaled positive impulse 145. All other forms of N5 registered lower airblast readings.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE