Accession Number:

ADB000464

Title:

Temperature and Pressure Profiles Obtained During Burn of a Sidewinder Mk 17 Mod 5 Motor in a 15,300 Cubic-Foot Magazine

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

SIDEWINDER Mk 17 MOD 5 motors were ignited in two tests in an instrumented, 15,300 cubic-foot missile magazine under conditions which would simulate accidental ignitions of this motor under shipboard service conditions. The results established a detailed temperature and pressure profile in the magazine, and the thermal characteristics of inert, instrumented ZUNI motors located in the magazine. Temperatures and pressures within the magazine reached peaks of 570 F and 5.1 psi, respectively, external and internal temperatures for the instrumented ZUNI motors peaked at 175 F and 100 F, respectively, which would not have caused cook-off had the motors been live. Environmental conditions in the magazine were not as severe as expected.

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE