High Performance Binder for EMCDB Propellants

  • V. K. Bhat Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • K. K. Radhakrishnan Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • P. R. Khire Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • P. G. Shrotri Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • Haridwar Singh Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Keywords: Block polymer, Hydroxy terminated polybutadiene, Composite propellant

Abstract

A novel block polymer has been synthesised from caprolactone using hydroxy terminated polybutadiene as ring opening initiator. Usefulness of this polymer as propellant binder has been studied by generating data on physico-chemical properties of the polymer. The polymer exhibited high miscibility with nitrate ester and high solid loading capability. Preliminary data generated on typical propellant formulation indicated higher performance as compared to composite propellant.

Author Biographies

V. K. Bhat, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
K. K. Radhakrishnan, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
P. R. Khire, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
P. G. Shrotri, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Haridwar Singh, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
BhatV., RadhakrishnanK., KhireP., ShrotriP., & SinghH. (2013). High Performance Binder for EMCDB Propellants. Defence Science Journal, 45(1), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.45.4099
Section
Special Issue Papers

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