Analysis of plumes of solid propellant combustion using a fourier transform-infrared spectrometer

S. Klotz, S. T. Thynell, I. T. Huang, K. Kuo

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Abstract

A RAPID-scanning Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer has been set up to study the combustion products evolved from burning a small propellant strand in a windowed test chamber. The windowed test chamber is equipped with a computer-controlled linear actuator, which is employed to fix the vertical position of the burning surface so that steady-state emission and transmission/absorption measurements can be made. Results presented here include emission and transmission spectra of the combustion products generated from a typical heterogeneous AP/HTPB (ammonium perchlorate/hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene) propellant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-538
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Propulsion and Power
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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