Accession Number : AD0865736

Title :   The Effect of Acceleration on the Burning Rate of Double Base Rocket Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bulman, Melvin John

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Double base rocket propellants with and without aluminum were burned in a centrifuge at two pressures and nine accelerations. The burning rates were measured to isolate the effect of the aluminum. The burning rate of the non-aluminized propellant was found to vary with acceleration and a model was advanced. The addition to aluminum causes an increase in burning rate at higher accelerations and a possible mechanism is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOUBLE BASE ROCKET PROPELLANTS, BURNING RATE), ACCELERATION, COMBUSTION, ALUMINIZED EXPLOSIVES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE