Ignition of model composite propellants by a single particle heated to high temperatures

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This paper describes the technique and results of an experimental study of the ignition of condensed materials (model composite propellants) by a hot single metal particle. The dependence of the ignition delay of condensed materials (CMs) on the initial particle temperature is investigated. The mechanism of interaction of a single particle heated to high temperatures with unmetallized and metallized CMs is analyzed. It is found that the presence of a metallic filler in the CM changes the absolute values of the ignition delay and the relative characteristics of their spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-546
Number of pages4
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008



  • Condensed material
  • Ignition delay
  • Particle heated to high temperatures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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