Accession Number : ADA330303

Title :   Service Life of Solid Propellant Systems (LA Duree de vie des systemes a ergols solides), AGARD PEP Symposium held in Athens, Greece, 10-14 May 1996

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA330303

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 480

Abstract : The Propulsion and Energetics Panel Symposium on Service Life of Solid Propellant Motors was held from 10-14 May 1996, in Athens, Greece. It dealt with the methods of extending and predicting service life of solid propellant systems for rockets, gas generators and guns. It also dealt with shelf life under varying conditions. This defence-specific symposium was aimed at improving system reliability, safety and cost. There were five sessions (43 papers) and a keynote address: (1) Chemical and Physical Aging Mechanisms (9); (2) Non-Destructive Test Methods (6); (3) Gun Propellants (7); (4) Methodologies and Techniques for Determining Service Life (11); and (5) Application of the Service Life Methodology and Techniques to Rocket Motor Systems (10).

Descriptors :   *LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, NATO, SYMPOSIA, AGING(MATERIALS), NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, COSTS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, SAFETY, STORAGE, GUN PROPELLANTS, SHELF LIFE, SOLID PROPELLANTS, GAS GENERATOR ENGINES, GREECE.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Rocket Propellants

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