Accession Number : AD0775026

Title :   Application of Laser Schlieren and Monochromatic Photography to Solid Propellant Combustion Research.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Klahr,Owen Allen

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Ammonium perchlorate (AP)-binder sandwiches and a composite propellant were burned in a combustion bomb at various pressures. A schlieren system equipped with an argon laser was used to study the flame structure. High speed monochromatic motion pictures of solid propellant were taken during combustion, and ammonium perchlorate-binder interactions were investigated. The monochromatic pictures demonstrated that propellants without opacifiers cannot be effectively examined for surface interactions during combustion when using high intensity laser light. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Composite propellants, *Solid rocket propellants, *Combustion, Ammonium perchlorate, Solid rocket oxidizers, Photography, Lasers, Theses

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE