Laser ignition of high-energy materials containing AlB2 and AlB12 powders

Alexander Korotkikh, Konstantin Slyusarskiy, Konstantin Monogarov, Ekaterina Selikhova

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Boron-containing substances are known to have high gravimetric and volumetric heats of oxidation in comparison with any metals that make them promising for using in high-energy materials. This work is aimed to study ignition characteristics of ammonium perchlorate and nitrate-based composite solid propellants containing aluminium borides by means of radiative heating by CO2-laser. It was found that the effect upon laser ignition (ignitability) at full replacement of ASD-4 aluminum powder by aluminium diboride and dodecaboride is close. The ignition time of HEM is reduced by 2.0-2.5 times compared with ASD-4 HEM sample in the heat flux density range of 90-200 W/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01042
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2017
EventInternational Youth Scientific Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer in the Thermal Control System of Technical and Technological Energy Equipment, HMTTSC 2017 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Apr 201728 Apr 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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