Accession Number:

ADA261009

Title:

The Burning Rate Behavior of Pure Nitrocellulose Propellant Samples

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1979-Dec 1981

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Closed bomb firings have been conducted to determine the burning rate behavior of pure nitrocellulose NC gun propellants. Samples produced and tested included nitration levels of 12.02, 12.65, 13.11, in both zero and seven-perforated cylindrical geometries. A sample containing basic lead carbonate was also included, Burning rates derived from the closed bomb tests were compared to strand burner data measured on samples extruded from the same NC batches. The burning rate plots for the pure NC samples show the characteristic slope changes of propellants with additives.... Interior ballistics, Closed bomb tests, Strand burner tests, Pressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE