Accession Number : AD0371804

Title :   FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF LIQUID PROPELLANT DISPERSIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical progress rept. no. 6, 1 Jan-31 Mar 66,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Capener ,Erwin L. ; Dickinson ,Lionel A. ; Kirshen,Norman

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The influence of physical and chemical factors on the decomposition rate of aluminized hydrazine gel continues to be studied using a sensitive dilatometric apparatus. New hydrazine gelling agents which form gels possessing better flow properties than those of existing gels have been examined. The dilatometric studies have shown that reduction in the contamination of hydrazine improves storage stability. Aniline and water being stronger acids than hydrazine are believed to promote decomposition of hydrazine through formation of the hydrazonium ion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THIXOTROPIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS, STABILITY), LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, LIQUID ROCKET FUELS, SOLID ROCKET FUELS, GELS, IMPURITIES, WATER, RHEOLOGY, DECOMPOSITION, REACTION KINETICS, PURIFICATION, DISTILLATION, DEHYDRATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES (U) (*HYDRAZINE), (*ALUMINUM), AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, AMINES

Subject Categories : Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE