Accession Number : AD0670628

Title :   CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN MONOTHERMAL FIELDS.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1 Dec 66-30 Nov 67,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Erikson,T. A.

Report Date : 29 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The relationship of chemical-reaction and vapor-supply mechanisms to propellant sensitivity were studied. The explosive nature of vaporization is qualitatively recognized but not quantitatively appreciated. This is particularly evident with liquids in metastable states, such as superheated or negative pressure conditions. Shock-tube data are being used for the correlation and evaluation of practical performance in several specific propellants. The goal is to develop a capacity for predicting practical performance, outside its specific purpose, in sufficient detail allow an extension to sensitivity problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET PROPELLANTS, SENSITIVITY), VAPORIZATION, EXPLOSIONS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, THERMOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, SHOCK TUBES

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE