Burn Rate Modelling of Solid Rocket Propellants (Short Communication)

  • A.R. Kulkarni High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
  • K.C. Sharma Bhaskaracharya Prathisthan, Pune
Keywords: Buckingham theorem, Solid rocket propellant


A generalised model of burning of a solid rocket propellant based on kinetics of propellant hasbeen developed. A complete set of variables has been formed after examining the existing models.Buckingham theorem provides the functional form of the model, such that the existing models are thesubcases of this generalised model. This proposed model has been validated by an experimental data.

Author Biographies

A.R. Kulkarni, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
Mr AR Kulkarni got his MSc (Mathematics) (Gold medallist) from Shivaji Universjty, Kolhapur. He has been working at the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL); Pune, since1982. His research interest includes erosive burning, combustion modelling and design, and evaluation of solid rocket propellants.
K.C. Sharma, Bhaskaracharya Prathisthan, Pune
Prof KC Sharma is an eminent Scientist. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus at BhaskarachafyaPrathishtan, Pune. He worked at the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune, till 1995 in differentcapacities and has been the Chairman, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Director ofInstrumentations. His research areas include space dynamic  numerical analysis, free-flight dynamics, missile motion, gun and rocket internal ballistics and applicable mathematical modelling.He has guided many students for PhD, MPhil, MTech and ME. He is also on the Board of Studies inMathematics at Ut tar Maharashtra Univers.ity, Jalgaon and PhD Committee at University of Poona,Pune.


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How to Cite
Kulkarni, A., & Sharma, K. (2013). Burn Rate Modelling of Solid Rocket Propellants (Short Communication). Defence Science Journal, 48(1), 119-123. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.48.3876
Materials Science & Metallurgy