Detonability Study of Liquid Hydrazine
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION LAS CRUCES NM WHITE SANDS TEST FACILITY
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This paper presents the results of a study conducted at the NASA White Sands Test Facility WSTF on the shock detonability of liquid hydrazine. Liquid hydrazine is the propellant used in the propulsion modules for Space Station Freedom. The focus of the study was to investigate the shock sensitivity of liquid hydrazine when subjected to a hypervelocity projectile impact. The study provides the minimum power density needed for the initiation of homogenous liquid hydrazine, and thus provides the information needed to conduct a meaningful impact test on liquid hydrazines shock detonability.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Liquid Rocket Propellants