Accession Number : AD0370250

Title :   EVALUATION OF PROPELLANT INGREDIENTS AS HIGH-PERFORMANCE EXPLOSIVES WITH A NEW COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CHAPMAN-JOUGUET PROPERTIES,

Corporate Author : REDSTONE ARSENAL RESEARCH DIV ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s) : Wilde,Kenneth A.

Report Date : 14 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A general, versatile program was developed to calculate the properties of the Chapman-Jouguet(CJ) state for one-dimensional ideal detonations, with the BKW equation of state. The program utilizes simplified input and can consider an arbitrary number and choice of condensed phases. Using calculated CJ pressure as a relative figure of merit, compositions with both standard and exotic propellant ingredients were evaluated as high performance explosives. None of the systems studied indicated any promise of performance advantages over current explosives. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, *EXPLOSIVES), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), SPECIFIC IMPULSE, THERMODYNAMICS, EQUATIONS OF STATE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, HEAT OF FORMATION, ENTHALPY, DETONATIONS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, SOLID ROCKET FUELS, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT BINDERS (U) NITROGLYCERIN, HMX, NITRAMINES, NITROCELLULOSE, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, ALUMINUM, FLUOROAMINES, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, PERCHLORATES, ACRYLIC RESINS, NITRONIUM PERCHLORATE, HYDRAZINE DERIVATIVES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE