| || High Impetus Cool Burning Gun Propellants
Author : Damse, R.S. ;Redkar, A.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:50(3) ; 2000 ; pp 281-288
Subject : 66 Chemical Technology;662.3 Propellants
Keywords : High energy gun propellants;Energetic oxidiser;Glycidyl azide polymer;Energetic plasticiser;Ballistic parameters
Abstract : "This study explores the possibility of reducing the flame temperature (T/sub f/) without decrease in impetus of RDX-NC matrix-based high energy gun propellants by partial replacement of RDX with triaminoguanidine nitrate (TAGN). Compositions containing TAGN as an energetic oxidiser with varying percentage of RDX have been formulated. Glycidyl azide polymer was incorporated as an energetic plasticiser to achieve the higher level of impetus. Performance in terms of ballistic parameters (theoretical/experimental) sensitivity, thermal characteristics, stability and mechanical properties was evaluated and compared with the basic composition containing RDX as a single oxidiser. Experimental data indicates that the partial replacement of RDX by TAGN in gun propellant compositions decreases T(sub f) significantly with only marginal decrease in impetus. "