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Combustion Response of Ammonium Perchlorate

Shusser, Michael and Culick, Fred E. C. and Cohen, Norman S. (2002) Combustion Response of Ammonium Perchlorate. AIAA Journal, 40 (4). pp. 722-730. ISSN 0001-1452.

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A modified Price–Boggs–Derr model is applied to compute the linear and nonlinear combustion response properties of monopropellant ammonium perchlorate (AP). The kinetics constants were changed to achieve good agreement with response function data as well as with steady-state data.The numerical method was first validated with the classical theory. Computations using the Levine and Culick boundary condition in the limit of small perturbations were compared with the exact mathematical solution for linear response, and the effect of perturbation amplitude was explored. Then, using the AP model for the boundary condition, various linear and nonlinear computations were performed. Supplemental mathematical analyses relate the AP model to the basic two parameters of the classical theory and show the key factors determining the nature of the combustion response.

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Additional Information:Copyright ©2001 by the authors. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. Presented as Paper 2000-3694 at the AIAA 36th Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, AL, 16–19 July 2000; received 9 August 2000; revision received 14 May 2001; accepted for publication 6 June 2001. This work is sponsored in part by the California Institute of Technology and in part by the Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) under Grant N00014-95-I-1338. MURI is a research program coordinating multiple scientific and engineering disciplines among many universities, in this case on the topic of combustion instability, managed by the Office of Naval Research. Judah Goldwasser is the Navy Program Manager.
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