By Kenneth K. Kuo, Martin Summerfield
This ebook identifies technological gaps in numerous components of solid-propellant combustion and encourages extra developments in solid-propellant propulsion structures in order that destiny platforms may be designed and constructed with larger potency, larger reproducibility, and greatest safeguard issues. because of the variety and breadth of the sector, this quantity comprises contributions from many amazing researchers who communicate from their respective parts of craftsmanship in solid-propellant combustion. all the 15 chapters presents a survey of past paintings within the topic quarter, a close description of significant theoretical formula and experimental tools, suitable experimental and theoretical effects, and technological gaps and destiny learn directions.
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In addition, catalysts may also enhance AP decomposition. 26 It has been shown that the binder degradation is not a f f e c t e d by the addition of a catalyst; for example, copper chromite (CC) does not change the rate of volatilization of PIB and other fuels. That the catalyst accelerates the decomposition of HC10, has been o b s e r v e d by 27—30 several workers. 9? Pearson and Sutton showed that fuels which ignite with difficulty in the presence HCIO^ vapor at 473-523 K will ignite readily in the presence of a.
Thus, the binder acts as a coolant, and the flame temperature is reduced. However, relatively large amounts of H2 are produced from the thermal decomposition of the binder which reduces the molecular weight of the combustion products, as shown in Fig. 13. The combustion products of AP composite and RDX composite propellants are compared and plotted as functions of the concentration of AP and RDX. The binder used in the propellants is polyurethane. The major combustion products for an AP propellant are C02, H20, and HC1 at 85% AP.
For composite solid propellants containing polysulfide (PS), polyurethane (PL)), and carboxy terminated polybutadiene (QTP8) fuel binders it Q has been observed that the s u r f a c e decomposition of ammonium p e r c h l o r a t e ( A P ) is slower than that o f ' the f u e l binder at t e m p e r a t u r e s less than a b o u t 650 K. The s u r f a c e t e m p e r a t u r e d u r i n g ignition is expected to be less than 650 K so the AP decomp o s i t i o n , which is slower than the binder decomposition rate, must be the rate-controlling 9 step in the ignition process.