Accession Number:

ADD013436

Title:

Non Nitroglycerin-Containing Composite-Modified Double-Base Propellant.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 17 Oct 83, patented 17 Nov 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The glycidyl azide polymer produced by hydrolysis of glycidyl chloride followed by reaction with sodium azide is employed in a crosslinked composite-modified double-base propellant composition both in the casting powder portion and casting solvent portion as a superior replacement for nitroglycerin in each portion as a superior replacement for nitroglycerin in each portion specified. The crosslinked composite-modified double-base propellant composition is characterized by having a greater safety in handling, reduced sensitivity to detonation, higher burning rate, higher specific impulse, and improved mechanical properties as compared with a like composition containing nitroglycerin in the casting powder and the casting solvent portions.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE