Simplified Burn-Rate Model for CMDB Propellants

  • A. R. Kulkarni Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • V. K. Bhat Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • S. P. Phadke Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • R.G.K. Nair Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Keywords: RDX, CMDB

Abstract

A single model has been proposed to predict the burning rates of bimodal AP,RDX and aluminum containing CMDB propellants. This is done in terms of the respective physical constants on the basis of a recently developed model of combustion of CMDB propellants. The study has been carried out to examine the effects of changes in propellants composition, AP particle size and pressures on burning rate. Computer programs were developed for this purpose and the results obtained for typical sets of input data have been presented and compared with the actual results.

Author Biographies

A. R. Kulkarni, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
V. K. Bhat, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
S. P. Phadke, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
R.G.K. Nair, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
KulkarniA., BhatV., PhadkeS., & NairR. (2013). Simplified Burn-Rate Model for CMDB Propellants. Defence Science Journal, 40(3), 255-262. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.40.4467
Section
Armaments & Explosives