Accession Number : AD0782561

Title :   Flammability Limits and the Oscillatory Burning of Solid Propellants at Low Pressure.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Baliga,Bantwal Rabindranath ; T'ien,James S.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A one-dimensional analysis of the small-amplitude oscillatory burning of a solid propellant has been developed. The analysis is based on a simplified flame model using quasi-steady gas-phase approximation. The difference between this analysis and previous analyses is that radiant heat loss from the burning surface has been included in the present theory. This heat loss produces significant qualitative and quantitative differences in the unsteady behaviour of solid propellants at low pressures. The effect of initial temperature on the stability of the combustion process has also been examined. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Combustion, *Flammability, *Solid rocket propellants, Low pressure, Burning rate, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE