Accession Number : AD0757234
Title : Combustion Transients of Solid Propellants.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Norman W. ; Baer,Alva D.
Report Date : 28 FEB 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 70
Abstract : The report is largely a restatement of conclusions, with reference to previous publications for details. The areas of study reported are an evaluation of the hot-wire-ignition method for characterizing propellants; the development and study of a gas-fueled analog of the solid-propellant T-burner; a study of low frequency (L*) combustion of L* during a test; a study of high frequency acoustic instability of solid propellants, both a T-burner and a radial-mode, radial-flow burner being used with the same propellants systems; the development and evaluation of a technique for measuring the solid-propellant response function to external energy perturbations at the burning surface; the measurement and evaluation of transient temperatures of propellant flames during rapid depressurization; and a detailed characterization of the low-pressure-combustion phenomena for several different solid propellants including studies of the low-pressure deflagration limit, the electrical conductance near the surface, the extinguishment requirements, and spontaneous reignition. (Author Modified Abstract)
Descriptors : (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, *COMBUSTION), IGNITION, COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS, AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE, DEFLAGRATION, BURNING RATE, THERMAL RADIATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA
Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
Solid Rocket Propellants
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE