Study of the Thermal Behavior of Solid Propellants by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

  • George D. Sammons


The complex combustion of composite (heterogeneous) solid propellants has not as yet been described in a practical combustion model. The main interest in establishing such a model is the need for a priori knowledge of the effect of changes in physical properties and chemical composition of solid propellants on the ballistic parameters of a rocket motor. If one contends that solid phase reactions are important and possibly even controlling in this complex combustion process, a study of the thermal behavior of solid propellants and their individual ingredients is essential to understanding their combustion process.


Differential Thermal Analysis Differential Scanning Calorimeter Burning Rate Ammonium Perchlorate Solid Propellant 
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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • George D. Sammons
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  1. 1.Solid Rocket Division, RocketdyneA Division of North American RockwellMcGregorUSA

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