Thermal analysis and ignition of HEM containing aluminum and titanium borides

A. G. Korotkikh, I. V. Sorokin, E. A. Selikhova, V. A. Arkhipov

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This paper describes the data of oxidation kinetics for metal fuels and ignition characteristics for the high-energy material (HEM) samples based on ammonium perchlorate, ammonium nitrate and an energetic binder, containing the powders of Al, B, AlB2, AlB12 and TiB2. The thermal oxidation of metal fuels and the thermal decomposition of the HEM samples were determined using a combined Netzsch STA 449 F3 Jupiter analyzer. The ignition of the HEM samples was studied using the radiant heating setup based on continuous CO2 laser in the heat flux density range of 90-200 W/cm2. Experimentally it was found that the complete replacement of aluminum powder by amorphous boron in the HEM sample significantly reduces the ignition delay time (by 2.2-2.8 times) in the same heat flux density. The ignition delay time of the HEM sample containing titanium diboride powder decreases slightly (by 10-25%) relative to the ignition delay time of the Al-based HEM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012060
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020
Event5th All-Russian Scientific Conference Thermophysics and Physical Hydrodynamics with the School for Young Scientists, TPH 2020 - Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine
Duration: 13 Sep 202020 Sep 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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