Accession Number : AD0617938

Title :   VAPOR-PHASE COMBUSTION OF BERYLLIUM AND ALUMINUM.

Descriptive Note : Final technical summary rept. for 1 Dec 62-30 Nov 64,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGY CENTER SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hermsen,R. W. ; Woolfolk,R. W.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : An experimental investigation of the vapor-phase combustion of aluminum and beryllium was undertaken using electrically vaporized wires as the source of hightemperature, high-pressure metal vapor. Specifically investigated were (1) the overall reaction rates for the conversion of metal vapor to condensed oxide; (2) the significant species which are present and may act as reaction intermediates; and (3) the detailed mechanism of the combustion including the nucleation and growth of condensed oxide particles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BERYLLIUM, COMBUSTION), (*ALUMINUM, COMBUSTION), (*COMBUSTION, VAPORS), HIGH PRESSURE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, VAPORIZATION, OXIDES, REACTION KINETICS, PROPELLANTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE