Accession Number : AD0736222

Title :   Phenomenology of Synergistic Catalyzed Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 70-30 Nov 71,

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sammons,George D.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Effectiveness of synergistic catalyst systems in altering ballistic parameters of composite solid propellants was studied and synergism observed in oxidizer decomposition by differential thermal analysis techniques was demonstrated in real propellant. Results of Keenan's work under Contract Nonr-4008(07) that showed chlorides and various transition metal ions exhibit synergistic effect in catalysis of thermal decomposition of ammonium nitrate were confirmed through differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis and were correlated with DSC results. Keenan's results indicating synergism were apparently partially the result of sample self-heating. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS, *COMBUSTION), DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, NITRATES, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, CATALYSIS, DECOMPOSITION, BURNING RATE, TRANSITION METALS, CALORIMETRY

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE