Accession Number : ADA306949

Title :   Laser Ignition of Propellants in Closed Chambers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 90-Sep 91,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Beyer, R. A. ; Chang, L. -M. ; Forch, B. E.

PDF Url : ADA306949

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Preliminary experiments have been performed in the application of laser ignition to solid and liquid propellants in closed chambers. The effect of confinement on ignitability and the ignition of a range of energetic materials are demonstrated.

Descriptors :   *IGNITION, *FLAME PROPAGATION, *BLACK POWDER, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, LASER BEAMS, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, LASER APPLICATIONS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, LIQUID PROPELLANTS, CONFINEMENT(GENERAL), ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, GUN PROPELLANTS, GUN CHAMBERS, SOLID PROPELLANTS, IGNITION LAG.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE