Accession Number : AD0286987

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON M17 PROPELLANT

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : WIESENFELD,LOUIS ; GOLDSTEIN,MARVIN

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The effects of aging on M17 propellant for a one-year period are determined. The data from the closed bomb tests were studied to deter ine the storage effects of M17 propell nt. T HE AVERAGE RELATIVE QUICKNESS AND RELATIVE FORCE VALUES OBTAINED ARE LISTED. Empirical formulas were used to determine ballistic fluctuation which could occur within one year. Calculated velocity and pressure predictions are compared with Aberdeen Proving Ground Acceptance Firi g Data. The average of differences between the actual and calculated velocities is 1.2%, and the av rage of differences between the calculated vs actual pr ssures is 5.8%. One sample shows a maximum velocity difference of 148.6 fps and a maximum pressure difference of 5011 psi. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AGING (PHYSIOLOGY), *POWDERS, *PROPELLANTS, BALLISTICS, EFFECTIVENESS, PRESSURE, TESTS, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE