Accession Number : ADD000409

Title :   Propellant Composition Containing Beryllium Hydride, Nitrocellulose and Nitrate Co-Plasticizers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Baumgartner,Walter E ; Butts,Philip G

Report Date : 21 Jan 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent describes a composite, double-base, solid rocket propellant composition which uses beryllium hydride as a high energy fuel in combination with a nitro-nitrate ester plasticizer. The particular ester plasticizer used in the propellant composition serves to produce the high non-equilibrium flame temperatures needed for attaining high beryllium hydride combustion efficiencies.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Solid rocket propellant plasticizers, *Composite propellants, Nitrocellulose, Nitrates, Beryllium compounds, Hydrides

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE