Metallised Fuel rich Propellants for Solid Rocket Ramjet: A Review

  • B. K. Athawale Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • S. N. Asthana Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • Haridwar Singh Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Keywords: Metal combustion, Binders, Combustion, Oxides, Metallised propellants, Metallised fuel rich propellants

Abstract

This paper reviews the research work carried out in the field of metallised fuel-rich propellants (FRP). Limitations and merits of various potential metals (Al, Mg, B, Be, or Zr) as a component of FRP are discussed. The paper also includes a discussion on the combustion mechanism of metallised propellants, including problem areas and probable remedial measures. Zirconium and Ti appear to have potential to offer FRP with efficient combustion. Ideal performance is not achieved with current systems based on Al and B and further work is needed to develop FRP having all three desirable attributes, viz., ease of ignition, stable combustion and high specific impulse (I/sub sp/) in a single composition.

Author Biographies

B. K. Athawale, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
S. N. Asthana, 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
AthawaleB., AsthanaS., & SinghH. (2013). Metallised Fuel rich Propellants for Solid Rocket Ramjet: A Review. Defence Science Journal, 44(4), 269-278. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.44.4182
Section
Chemical Science & Technology

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