The Fire Environment of a Solid Rocket Propellant Burning in Air
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA
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A study was made of the fire environment of UTP 3001 propellant burning at atmospheric pressure in air, with particular emphasis on the conditions likely to affect objects immersed in the fire. The studies involved measurements of conditions using propellant samples with planar burning surfaces from 2 to 120 sq cm. Early tests indicated that deposition of condensed material was a critical factor in heat-up of immersed objects. Several methods of observation were used to determine temperatures, flow variables, nature of condensed material and spatial distributions of these variables. Analyses were made of chemical equilibrium conditions, burning of aluminum droplets, and of size distribution of condensed materials versus location in the flow.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Rocket Propellants