Accession Number : AD0915861

Title :   Feasibility Study of Thermoplastic Gun Propellant.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Sep 72-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL PROPULSION CO RIVERSIDE CA

Personal Author(s) : Marion, Frank A. ; McSpadden, Hugh J.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This report covers the feasibility study of thermoplastic gun propellants with Celcon acetal resin and HMX as the major ingredients. The dual goals of extruding the propellant and of obtaining 375,000 ft-lb/lb impetus at less than 2500 K flame temperature were not attained, even though theoretical calculations showed the goals to be feasible. The reasons for the lack of success are discussed, conclusions are drawn, and recommendations are made for further studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUN PROPELLANTS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ACETAL RESINS, HMX, EXTRUSION, FLAMES, TEMPERATURE, HEAT OF FORMATION, CALORIMETRY, AUTOIGNITION.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE