Accession Number:

ADA199373

Title:

Experiments with Liquid Gun Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Closed chamber and gun firing tests on various liquid monopropellants were performed at the Fraunhofer-Institute EMI-AFB and the Ballistic Research Laboratory BRL. The objectives of the study were twofold 1 to investigate the ignition requirements of the propellants in both a closed chamber and a gun and 2 to investigate the combustion characteristics of the propellants, also in both a closed chamber and a gun. Pyrotechnic igniters were used in both the closed chamber and gun tests. The propellants tested at EMI-AFB were isopropyl nitrate, nitromethane, and three hydroxylammonium nitrate HAN based liquid monopropellants, NOS-365, LP 1845 and LP 1846, a variation of LP 1845. The gun tests at EMI-AFB were performed in a 28-mm regenerative liquid propellant gun RLPG. The propellants tested at the BRL were NOS-365, LP 1845 and LP 1846.

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE