Accession Number : ADA298080

Title :   Summary of Experimental Efforts to Determine Plasma-Augmented Burn Rates for Solid Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Oberle, W. ; Stobie, I. ; Del Guercio, M. ; White, K. ; Bourham, M.

PDF Url : ADA298080

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report summarizes results of plasma propellant combustion studies performed on M5 and JA2 solid propellants. Both static (fixed pressure) and dynamic (variable pressure) closed chamber firings are analyzed to provide insight into the p1asma propellant combustion process. Results indicate that the plasma may influence propellant combustion (as measured by propellant burn rate) early in the combustion cycle, but appears to have little or no impact once ful1 propellant burning begins.

Descriptors :   *BURNING RATE, *SOLID PROPELLANTS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), PLASMAS(PHYSICS), COMBUSTION, CYCLIC TESTS, VARIABLE PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics
      Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE