Accession Number : AD0781343

Title :   Schlieren Study of Composite Propellant Combustion.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gerhardt,Robert Ross

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A photographic investigation of metallized and non-metallized composite solid propellant combustion was made. Propellant strands made from large unimodal AP and PBAN binder, both with and without aluminum powder, were burned in a conventional stainless steel combustion bomb. High speed color Schlieren motion pictures were taken of the combustion process to determine the effects of pressure and strand thickness on propellant deflagration. Results are discussed and compared with data on AP/binder sandwich experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solid rocket propellants, *Combustion, *Schlieren photography, Composite propellants, Pressure, Binders, Aluminum, Theses

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE