Propellant Combustion Diagnostics.
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A review of the present status of knowledge regarding gun propellant combustion under realistic conditions indicates that information is needed regarding spatial and temporal distribution of reaction products and intermediate species. Information as to the identity of a number of such species and the non-equilibrium temperature of these materials is also urgently needed. A number of optical techniques have recently been developed that hold promise for producing some of the needed information. The complexity of the techniques and their level of development varies widely and their potential must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to which would be most amenable for use. A large portion of the equipment required for their exploitation is the same so that an effort in the general area of combustion diagnostics by advanced optical methods would make a number of the methods available for evaluation. Ancillary data concerning propellant functioning other than combustion would also become available if such a combustion diagnostics program were actively pursued. Author
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Combustion and Ignition