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A new look at AP/composite propellant combustion

Kumar, R. N. (1973) A new look at AP/composite propellant combustion. JPL Quarterly Technical Review, 3 (2). pp. 53-77.

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Some theoretical studies on the time-independent and oscillatory combustion of nonmetallized ammonium perchlorate (AP)/composite propellants are presented. A coherent and unified interpretation was made of the voluminous data available from experiments related to propellant combustion. Three fundamental hypotheses are introduced: the extent of propellant degradation at the vaporization step has to be specified through a scientific criterion; the condensed-phase degradation reaction of ammonium perchlorate to a vaporizable state is the overall rate-limiting step; gas-phase combustion rate is controlled by the mixing rate of fuel and oxidizer vapors. In the treatment of oscillatory combustion, the assumption of quasi-steady fluctuations in the gas phase is used to supplement these hypotheses.

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Additional Information:© 1973. Unclassified; Copyright; Unlimited; Publicly available. JPL Quart. Tech. Rev., Vol. 3, No. 2 (NASA-CR-133863), p 45-77, Number of Pages = 25. Updated/Added to NTRS, 2006-08-02
Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
Subject Keywords:chemistry, fluid mechanics, solid propulsion, thermodynamics
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