Accession Number:

ADD008540

Title:

Catalysts for Nitramine Propellants.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Small amounts of metal tetrahydridoborohydrides, e.g. as low 1 by weight of the nitramine, are effective for increasing the burning rate of nitramine propellants. Excellent results can be obtained by employing the metal tetrahydridoborohydrides in an amount of about 10 by weight of the nitramine component, whereby burning rates several times higher than that obtained with the unmodified propellant are obtained. Amounts of such metal tetrahydridoborohydrides up to 20 or more by weight of the nitramine are also effective to increase the burning rate of nitramine propellants however, the use of such larger amounts is less desirable since it reduces the proportion of nitramine and hence the enrgy output of the propellant.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE