Accession Number:

ADA207902

Title:

Pyrolysis GC-FTIR (Gas Chromatography-Fourier Transform-Infrared) Studies of a LOVA Propellant Formulation Series

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Oct 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Pyrolysis gas chromatography Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic GC-FTIR techniques are being used to measure the distribution of both permanent gases and less volatile products from the pyrolysis of a Naval Weapons Center NWC, China Lake, LOVA propellant formulation series containing HMX or RDX, the binders HTPB, GAP, BAMOAMMO, and BAMOTHF, and the plasticizers BTTN and TMETN. The data obtained will be correlated with NWC time-to-ignition data to obtain information on the formulation variables that affect the ignitability and stability of this LOVA propellant series. Pyrolysis, gas chromatography, Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopy, Pattern recognition, Principal component analysis, Chemometrics, LOVA propellant formulation, HMX.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE