Accession Number:

ADB000447

Title:

The Combustion of Hydrocarbons with Nitric Acid at High Pressure

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A slightly modified Technoproducts instrumented Olin-Mathieson drop- weight tester has been used to study the combustion of liquid hydrocarbon fuels with nitric acid at high pressure. The effects of the following variables on ignition and the magnitude and reproducibility of the burning rate are discussed 1 impact energy, 2 carbon number of n-alkanes, 3 oxidizerfuel ratio, 4 hydrocarbon structure, 5 binary fuel mixture composition, and 6 acid concentration.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE