Accession Number : AD0764489

Title :   A Color Schlieren Study of Ammonium Perchlorate and Ammonium Perchlorate-Binder Sandwich Combustion.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Murphy,James LeRoy , III

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Single crystal and pressed polycrystalline ammonium perchlorate and ammonium perchlorate-binder (polybutadiene acrylic acid, hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene, polyurethane, and carboxyl terminated polybutadiene) sandwiches were burned in a nitrogen-purged combustion bomb at pressures above and below the lower pressure deflagration limit of ammonium perchlorate. High-speed color schlieren and regular motion pictures were taken of the combustion process in order to determine the effects of pressure binder type, binder thickness, and purity of ammonium perchlorate on the deflagration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE, *COMBUSTION), (*SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY, COMBUSTION), BINDERS, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, DEFLAGRATION, IMPURITIES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE