Accession Number : ADA119300

Title :   Data Processing for the Determination of Chemical Kinetic Parameters.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for period ending FY81,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Vernon,Gregory A

PDF Url : ADA119300

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Renewed interest in thermal analysis has stimulated development of new computer-compatible techniques for data analysis and reduction. Application of these techniques is intended for use in the determination of chemical kinetic parameters of rocket motor and warhead liners, propellants, and explosives in an effort to increase the safety of handling this hardware. The numerical methods for data reduction in the field of thermal analysis have had to be updated due to new instrumentation and increasing computer technology. Chemical kinetics subroutines have been developed for isothermal and nonisothermal differential scanning calorimetry and for differential thermal analysis by digitizing analog outputs. Mathematic interpretation of thermodynamic data is accomplished with application of the Gibbs-Helmholtz equation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Computer applications, *Reaction kinetics, *Chemical reactions, Warheads, Rocket engines, Data processing, Thermodynamic properties, Differential thermal analysis, Numerical methods and procedures, Plotting, Scanning, Cook off, Projectiles, Calorimetry, Isotherms, Thermogravimetric analysis, Linear regression analysis, Mathematical models, Computer aided instruction, Physical properties, Linings, Explosives, Propellants

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Computer Programming and Software
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE