Modern chemical synthesis techniques have allowed for improved incorporation of nano‐scale additives into solid propellants. Various. Kumar Ishitha, P. A. Ramakrishna. () Activated charcoal: as burn rate modifier and its mechanism of action in non-metalized composite solid propellants. The combustion of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) propellants containing ne ammonium perchlo- rate (AP) was investigated using laser-excited, .

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This event occurs around K and it was not considered because it represents a phase transition of ammonium proepllants AP from the orthorhombic to the cubic form [ 2122 ]. These can range from fast-burning with little smoke and blue flame to classic white smoke and white flame.

The NAR and TRA require motor manufactures to certify their motors for distribution to vendors and ultimately hobbyists. Then AP was mixed with the nano-CuO with the weight ratio of 4: Several geometric configurations are often used depending on the application and desired thrust curve:.

It means that the increasing of nano-CuO dispersibility in HTPB propellant not only decreases the decomposition temperature, but also decreases the deviation of decomposition temperature.

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The temperature dependence of the specific rate constant k is described by the Arrhenius equation:. The Ozawa and Kissinger methods demonstrated that differential scanning calorimetry technique, based on the linear relation between peak temperature and heating rate, can be used to determine the kinetics parameters of thermal decomposition reaction of energetic materials giving reproducible results.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. November 11th Reviewed: And the thermal decomposition temperatures are prlpellants lower than the low decomposition temperature of blank sample.

Therefore, the dispersibility of nanocatalyst is very important to the heat releasing of propellants. Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded.

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Kissinger [ 15 ] and Ozawa [ 16 ] and Flynn [ 17 ] demonstrated that differential scanning calorimetry DSC technique, based on the linear relation between peak temperature and heating rate, can be used to determine the kinetics parameters of a thermal decomposition activation energy, rate constant.


However, the surface area increases as the square of the radius, which is roughly proportional to the heat flux into the particle. Having in account such assumptions, eq. With the same above assumptions, the Kissinger method 8 may be used to calculate the activation energy and the pre-exponential factor from the maximum rate condition which will occur at the maximum exothermic peak temperature, T p.

Sample masses were about 1. With the similar tendency of Table 1the mean value of decomposition temperature and RSD value in Table 2 decrease propelkants with the increase of kneading time of HTPB propellant, from to and from 3.

As a result of the development of nanotechnology, researches on nanocatalysts, including nanometer CuO, are surged up. Embed this code snippet in the HTML of your website to show this chapter.

We are IntechOpen, the world’s leading publisher of Open Access books. Thermal decomposition of AP, as its combustion processes, have been experimentally studied and reported in the literature.

Xiao-Bin [ 25 ] showed that the a rates of propellants were very closely related to the exothermic peak temperature of ammonium nitrate AN that is used as an oxidizer propellanfs smokeless propellant formulation. However, after 3 hours kneading, the mean value of combustion heat in Table 4 decreases with the kneading increase.

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For practical purposes the Arrhenius parameters, like the corrected reaction order, can be used to estimate the overall rate constant k for thermal decomposition using the eq. They were both derived from the basic kinetic equations for heterogeneous chemical reactions and therefore have a wide gtpb, as it is not necessary to know the reaction order [ 19 ] or the conversional function to determine the kinetic parameters.

The assembled RMS contains both reusable propellantd metal and disposable components. The combustion simulation results may be observed in the figure below, which show the behavior of AP combustion with different internal pressures of the combustion chamber.

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This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Thermal analysis cannot be used to elucidate the complete mechanism of a thermal degradation but the dynamic analysis has been frequently used to study the overall thermal degradation kinetics of polymers and composites because it gives reliable information on the frequency factor Propellabtsthe activation energy E and the overall reaction order [ 18 ].


Therefore, a particle’s sp of temperature rise is maximized when the particle size is minimized. This behavior should be attributed to the homogeneous dispersion of AP admist the binder, in the solid phase, and to the lack of this species in relation propwllants the binder generating lower concentrations of O 2 than necessary.

During the combustion, at the burning surface, the decomposed gases from the ammonium perchlorate particles and fuel binder HTPB are interdiffused and produce diffusion flame streams. Use of APCP outside hobby use is regulated by state and municipal fire codes.

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The combustion mechanism of AP has propeplants studied and modified. The perchlorate serves as the oxidizerwhile the binder and aluminum serve as the fuel.

A wide variety of reactions involving many species occur in the gas flame until equilibrium is reached in the final flame zone. The propellant particle size distribution has a profound impact on APCP rocket motor performance. R is the gas constant. This phenomenon generates a great variation on the mole fractions of intermediates as the high temperature enhance the speed of the slower reactions, generating more radicalswhich modify the concentration of the main species specially in the flame zoneso the different slope is observed.

The vendor is charged with the responsibility by the NAR and TRA to check hobbyists for high power rocket certification before a sale can be made. Because of little diameter and proportion, nanocatalyst becomes the most difficult dispersing composition of many combustion systems. Less RSD value is the stand of less change, or less instability, of the explosion heat releasing of the propellant sample. Wikipedia references cleanup from April All articles needing references cleanup Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from April All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify Articles lacking in-text citations from September All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with multiple maintenance issues.