Accession Number:

ADA224074

Title:

An Experimental Investigation of Strand Burning Metallized Solid Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Characteristics of the products of combustion of metallized solid propellant strands at pressures between 250 and 750 psi were investigated using holography and light scattering measurements. In addition, scanning electron microscope and light scattering measurements were used to examine quenched residue. A reduced smoke ZrC propellant and three propellants of varying aluminum loading 2, 4.8, and 16 were examined. The objective of the experiments was to provide to determine if any correlation of results from this method of analysis could be made with results from other more complex solid propellant motor measurements, such as plume probe and signature measurements. The results of these efforts reflected the inability of any single technique of analysis to completely describe particle size distributions. These results also suggest the need for modification of current experimental apparatus and procedures. JES

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE