Effect of the addition of ultrafine aluminum powders on the rheological properties and burning rate of energetic condensed systems

E. M. Popenko, A. A. Gromov, Yu Yu Shamina, A. P. Il'in, A. V. Sergienko, N. I. Popok

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The effect of small additives (1.25-5.00%) of ultrafine aluminum powders (UFAP) on the rheology and combustion of model four-component energetic condensed systems is studied. It is found that the addition of UFAP decreases the temperature of HMX decomposition. Small additives of UFAP increase the burning rate of model energetic condensed systems and decrease the exponent ν in the burning rate law without deteriorating the rheological characteristics of the model propellants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007



  • Ammonium perchlorate
  • Burning rate
  • Energetic condensed systems
  • HMX
  • Passivation
  • Rheology
  • Ultrafine aluminum powders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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