Accession Number : ADA320558

Title :   Ballistic Analysis of Electrothermal-Chemical (ETC) Propellant.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Wren, Gloria P. ; Oberle, William F. ; Richardson, Sharon L.

PDF Url : ADA320558

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Firings performed under the alternate electrothermal-chemical (ETC) propellant materials contract with the Olin Corporation investigated a number of propellants using both conventional and plasma driven combustion. The objectives of this paper are to utilize the test series to examine: (1) ignition characteristics of plasma driven propellants; (2) pressurization rates of propellants under the influence of a plasma; (3) control of the gas generation rate in the gun with a plasma; (4) efficiency of the material in performing work on the projectile; and (5) comparison of the combustion characteristics of propellants with and without a plasma.

Descriptors :   *PROPELLANTS, *ELECTRIC GUNS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, CONTRACTS, MATERIALS, ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PROJECTILES, RATES, EFFICIENCY, COMBUSTION, IGNITION, PRESSURIZATION, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE