Accession Number : ADD013436

Title :   Non Nitroglycerin-Containing Composite-Modified Double-Base Propellant.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Oct 83, patented 17 Nov 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sayles, David C

Report Date : 17 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The glycidyl azide polymer produced by hydrolysis of glycidyl chloride followed by reaction with sodium azide is employed in a crosslinked composite-modified double-base propellant composition both in the casting powder portion and casting solvent portion as a superior replacement for nitroglycerin in each portion as a superior replacement for nitroglycerin in each portion specified. The crosslinked composite-modified double-base propellant composition is characterized by having a greater safety in handling, reduced sensitivity to detonation, higher burning rate, higher specific impulse, and improved mechanical properties as compared with a like composition containing nitroglycerin in the casting powder and the casting solvent portions.

Descriptors :   *CASTING, *PATENTS, *AZIDES, *GLYCIDYL ETHER, *POLYMERS, *NITROGLYCERIN, *COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS, POWDERS, SPECIFIC IMPULSE, SODIUM AZIDES, HIGH RATE, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, DETONATIONS, REDUCTION, SENSITIVITY, SPECIFIC IMPULSE, SOLVENTS, BURNING RATE, REPLACEMENT

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE