Burning Rate Studies of Energetic Double Base Propellants

  • V. K. Bhat Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • Haridwar Singh Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • R. R. Khare Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
  • K. R.K. Rao Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Keywords: CMDB propellants, PETN, Reduced burning rates

Abstract

A systematic study was carried out on the combustion characteristics of CMDB propellants containing ammonium nitrate, ammonium perchlorate, potassium nitrate, potassium perchlorate, RDX and PETN. While ammonium and potassium perchlorates increased burning rates, other additives maintained either the same burning rate or reduced burning rates marginally. Propellants containing these additives showed marginally higher peak temperatures, indicating interaction among the species of double base propellant decomposition and those of additives.

Author Biographies

V. K. Bhat, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune-411 021
Haridwar Singh, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune-411 021
R. R. Khare, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune-411 021
K. R.K. Rao, Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune
Explosives Research & Development Laboratory, Pune-411 021
Published
2014-01-20
How to Cite
BhatV., SinghH., KhareR., & RaoK. (2014). Burning Rate Studies of Energetic Double Base Propellants. Defence Science Journal, 36(1), 71-75. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.36.5963
Section
General Papers