Accession Number : ADA119183

Title :   Fuel-Rich Solid Propellant Boron Combustion.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Apr 81-31 Mar 82,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : King,Merrill K ; Komar,James ; Fry,Ronald S

PDF Url : ADA119183

Report Date : 28 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A thorough critical assessment of the state-of-the-art of boron fuel ignition/combustion has been carried out and areas of deficiency defined. An improved boron single particle ignition model treating the effects of water vapor on particle ignition has been developed. Boron single particle combustion models which include the effects of finite kinetics and correctly predict transition from a second-order dependence of burn time on particle size to a first-order dependence for small particle sizes have also been developed. Considerable progress has been made in developing an experimental apparatus and diagnostics for studying single boron particle ignition and combustion processes for small (less than 25 micron diameter) particles and for studying the kinetics of the critical (for ignition) liquid boric oxide-water vapor reaction. In addition, a test bed for study of the processes involved in burning of compacted boron solid fuel grains in a hot air crossflow has been designed and is under construction. Finally, a simplified model of processes occurring in a perfectly stirred reactor with a cloud of boron particles as the fuel has been developed and is being used in design of a test apparatus for study of boron dust cloud ignition and combustion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solid propellants, *Rocket ramjets, *Boron, *Combustion, Test and evaluation, Ignition, Deficiencies, Burning rate, Cross flow, High temperature, Dust clouds, Propellant grains, Particles, Water vapor, Models

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE