Dielectric Radio Frequency Heating of Propellants Incident Investigation and Applications
NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD
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Double-base propellant is heated to ease extrusion by utilizing the propellant dielectric properties in a radio-frequency oscillatory circuit. This paper presents information developed during investigation of a series of fires which were found to be related to the heating methodology and dielectric properties of the propellant. The content of this paper was extracted from reports and memorandum prepared by the incident investigation team of Chester E. Davis, E. Gordon Powell and the author. That the first two members were the major contributors to the investigation team is acknowledged.
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