An Arc Imaging Furnace for Solid Propellant Ignition Studies

  • Gerald E. Dolan
Conference paper


The arc imaging furnace has proven to be a versatile instrument for studying solid propellant ignition. The features which make this instrument attractive are: (1) reproducible flux levels, (2) clean source of heat, and (3) what may be termed ‘instant’ heat, i.e., the high blackbody temperatures may be turned on and off instantly without any appreciable heat losses, which for other high-temperature devices constitute a significant source of error.


Solid Propellant Rocket Motor Flame Zone Composite Solid Propellant Motor Data 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald E. Dolan
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  1. 1.Thiokol Chemical CorporationElkton DivisionElktonUSA

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