Accession Number:

ADA242746

Title:

Experimental, Modeling, and Sensitivity Analysis Studies of Gas-Phase Reaction Mechanisms Important to the Combustion of High Energy Density Materials

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 May 90-1 Apr 91,

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

Newly developed energetic polycyclic nitramines and energetic polymers have the potential to offer significant energy density and plume signature advantages over current state-of-the-art propellants in strategic, tactical rocket and gun propulsion. The proposed program will provide a tool which can be used not only for interpreting experimental results, but for predicting quantitatively the effects of changing propellant design. Potential benefits include reductions, both in expensive laboratory and full scale testing, and in the time required for successful development. The development of such a model will require a fundamental quantitative understanding of the elementary chemical and physical processes in the gas, liquid and solid phases of propellant ignition and combustion.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE