Accession Number:

ADA101700

Title:

Burning Rate of Pressed Strands of a Stoichiometric Magnesium-Sodium Nitrate Mix

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The burning rate of pressed strands made from a stoichiometric mix of magnesium and sodium nitrate was measured in nitrogen over the pressure range 0. 1 to 8.6 MPa. A plot of the logarithm of burning rate vs logarithm of pressure reveals two distinct regions with the slope break occurring near 2 MPa. At the lower pressures, the slope is 0.3 at higher pressures, the slope is 0.05. The burning rate measured at 3.4 MPa was unchanged when oxygen replaced nitrogen thus, gas-phase reactions do not affect the burning rate.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE