Stability of composite solid propellant ignition by a local source of limited energy capacity

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A numerical simulation of solid-phase ignition of a composite propellant by a single small disk-shaped metal particle heated to a high temperature is performed. In the “heat flux amplitude-ignition delay ” coordinates, an region of stable initiation of combustion of a typical composite solid propellant under local heating by a source of limited energy capacity is selected. The limiting amplitudes of heat fluxes during ignition of the condensed substance under conductive and radiative heating are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-675
Number of pages6
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2014



  • Composite propellant
  • Ignition
  • Local energy source
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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