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