Accession Number : ADA017285

Title :   Study of Gas Phase Ignition Mechanism with Skimming Transient Mass Spectroscopy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : Jakus,Karl

Report Date : 01 SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A series of pyrolysis experiments have been performed on ammonium perchlorate (AP) ranging from low temperature solid phase decomposition to high heating rate (10 C/sec) flash evaporation. The aim of these experiments was to study the effects of gas phase reactions and to determine the nature of AP pyrolysis at heating rates that are representative of actual propellant systems. All experiments were performed with the use of transient mass spectroscopy.

Descriptors :   *Pyrolysis, *Ammonium perchlorate, Temperature, Decomposition, Evaporation, Reaction kinetics, Vapor phases, Propellants, Ignition, Mass spectra

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE