Chemical speciation and dynamics in the surface combustion zone of energetic materials

Thomas B. Brill, Merrill C. Beckstead, Joseph E. Flanagan, M. C. Lin, Thomas A. Litzinger, R. H.Woodward Waesche, Charles A. Wight

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Abstract

An overview is presented of the status of chemical measurements of the condensed phase and the near-field gaseous phase of decomposing energetic materials. Various categories of energetic materials are surveyed first. The experimental and computational approaches for specifying the most important chemical reactions and rates in the condensed and near-surface gaseous phase are discussed along with the use of these chemical data in qualitative combustion models. Emphasis in the presentation is placed on the nitramines HMX and RDX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-834
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Propulsion and Power
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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