Interrelationship between solid propellant combustion and materials behavior

Kenneth K. Kuo, Thomas Litzinger, Wen H. Hsieh

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Thermochemical and physical processes which occur in various aspects of solid-propellant combustion including steady-state burning, ignition, transient burning, cook-off and crack propagation are presented in this paper. For each case, the various thermochemical and physical properties involved are summarized. In addition, the current direction of solid-propellant research is highlighted. The intent of this paper is to stimulate the interest of materials scientists and engineers in the field of solid propellants so that they will contribute their unique expertise to the advancement of current research. It is also the hope of the authors that the paper will serve as a useful summary of important relationships and parameters for scientists and engineers currently involved in solid-propellant research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructure and Properties of Energetic Materials
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)1558991913
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventSymposium on Atomic-scale Imaging of Surfaces and Interfaces -
Duration: Nov 30 1992Dec 2 1992


OtherSymposium on Atomic-scale Imaging of Surfaces and Interfaces

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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