Accession Number : AD0746042

Title :   Ignition of a Solid Polymeric Fuel in a Hot Oxidizing Gas Stream,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kashiwagi,Takashi ; MacDonald,Bruce M. ; Isoda,Hiroshi ; Summerfield,Martin

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The highly complex nature of composite propellants has led to several postulates as to the controlling element of their ignition mechanism; exothermic chemical reactions in the condensed phase, on the surface, and in the gas phase, have been proposed. In an attempt to identify the rate-controlling exothermic reaction, one-dimensional conduction mode experiments with a shock tube and two-dimensional convective mode experiments with a shock tunnel were performed with pure polymer and propellant speciments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS, *IGNITION), POLYMERS, OXIDATION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, SURFACES, GAS FLOW, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, SHOCK TUBES

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE