Accession Number:

ADA492312

Title:

Thermochemical Data for Propellant Ingredients and their Products of Explosion

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The tables published by the same author in 1940 have been revised and extended. The data on the gaseous products have been modified to provide a consistent set based on recently determined values of the fundamental constants and the figures for H2O and CO2 have been completely recalculated from more recent spectroscopic data. a table of entropies has been added, for uses in rocket calculations. The list of propellant ingredients has been extended to include some liquid propellants and a few high explosives. Finally, differences between British and American thermal data for nitro-cellulose have been shown to be real and to agree with the differences of 0.1 in estimated nitrogen contents pointed out by Raff and McHenry. A short account of the use of the tables is included together with the application of Corners corrections for the non-ideal state of the gas at gun pressures. Finally, two examples of the methods of calculations are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE