Accession Number : ADA330372

Title :   Catalysis of Nitramine Propellants by Metal Borohydrides

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Fifer, Robert A. ; McBratney, William F.

PDF Url : ADA330372

Report Date : JUL 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Burning rates were measured over the pressure range 10 to 280 MPa for an inert binder HMX-based nitramine propellant with and without added sodium borohydride (NaBH4). The addition of 6.4% NaBH4 resulted in more than a two-fold increase in burning rate over the pressure range 30-300 MPa.

Descriptors :   *METALS, *PROPELLANTS, *CATALYSIS, *NITRAMINES, *BOROHYDRIDES, EXPLOSIVES, BURNING RATE, HMX, SODIUM BOROHYDRIDES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE