Accession Number : AD0762149

Title :   Hot Plate Flammability Tests.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Strittmater,Richard C. ; Holmes,Hughes E.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A flammability test apparatus has been constructed which applies a propellant test specimen to a heated copper block for precisely controlled intervals of time. In this way the ignition time can be determined as a function of the copper block temperature. Ignition time is defined as the shortest time interval over which the propellant sample must be applied to the copper block so that sustained burning occurs. Data has been obtained for a double base propellant, X-14, some experimental propellants formulated at Princeton University and two Thiokol/Wasatch propellants. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AMMUNITION, *FLAMMABILITY), IGNITION, COMBUSTION, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE