Accession Number:

ADA229162

Title:

Hazard Studies for Solid Propellant Rocket Motors (Etude des Risque pour les Moteurs-Fusees a Propergols Solides)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

The subject of munition safety is one of continuing importance because of the potential damage capable of any device highly loaded with energetic materials and the impossible task of precluding their inadvertent initiation. The subject of this report is a subset of munition safety rocket motors containing solid propellants. This topic is not new. In the past, AGARD addressed double-base solid propellants in AGARDograph No., 141-70, High Energy Propellants. The material in this past report is still relevant however, solid propellants have continued to evolve because of new performance requirements. It is significant that some solid propellant formulations in use today are almost identical to the formulations used in accepted high energy explosives. Accordingly, past incidents concerning high energy explosives are relevant to present and future incidents that could occur with modern solid propellants. The report addresses several needs associated with hazards and the design of solid propellant rocket motors. The needs include 1 Methods to assess the potential hazards associated with current rocket motors 2 Design methods for providing safety while still maintaining operational effectiveness 3 Interoperability within NATO 4 Methods of assessing and increasing insurance of a launch platforms survivability and 5 Response to the Insensitive Munitions major programs in several countries.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE