| || Parametric erosion investigation : propellant adiabatic flame temperature
Author : Conroy, P.J. ;Weinacht, P. ;Nusca, M.J.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:52(1) ; 2002 ; pp 77-85
Subject : 620.261 Explosives
Keywords : Explosives ;Propellants ;Adiabatic flame temperature
Abstract : The influence of quasi-independent parameters and their potential influence on erosion in guns have been investigated. Specifically, the effects of flame temperature and the effect of assuming that the Lewis number (ratio of mass-to-heat transport to the surface), Le = 1, has been examined. The adiabatic flame temperature for a propellant was reduced by the addition of a diluent from a high temperature of 3843 K (similar to that of M9) down to 3004 K, which is near the value for M30A1 propellant. Mass fractions of critical species at the surface with and without the assumption of Le = 1 are presented, demonstrating that certain species preferentially reach the surface providing varied conditions for the surface reactions. The results for gun tube bore surface regression qualitatively agree with previous studies and with current experimental data.