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CHE-932 Propellants Technology
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Propellants Technology
Course Code CHE-932
Credit Hours 3.0
Course Objectives To develop students’ understanding of the combustion of explosive/propellants and formulation of propellants.
Detail Content Major Parameters in Combustion of Explosives/Propellants: Combustion wave of Energetic Materials, Thermal Theory of Burning Rate, Flame Standoff Distance, Burning Rate Characteristics, Analysis of Temperature/Pressure Sensitivity of Burning Rate. Energetic of Propellants: Evaluation of Chemical & Thermodynamic Energy, Physicochemical Properties o Crystalline & Polymeric Materials.Formulation of Propellants- Nitropolymer propellants – single, double & triple-base propellants, composite modified double-base propellants. Composite Propellants – AP & AN Composite Propellants, Nitramine & TAGN Composite Propellants Combustion of Crystalline & Polymeric Materials: Crystalline Materials- Ammonium Perchlorate (AP), Ammonium Nitrate (AN), HMX, TAGN. Polymeric Materials - Nitrate Esters, GAP. Parametric Studies of DB, Composites & Others: Burning Rate Characteristics, Combustion Wav Structure, Temperature Sensitivity of Burning Rate, Specific Impulse. Combustion Characteristics in a Rocket Motor: Combustion phenomenon in a Rocket Motor, Stability Criteria. Ignition - Transient, convective & radiative steady & Erosive Burning. Combustion Instability. Liquid Propellants : Hydrogen/Oxygen, Hydrazine
Text/Ref Books
  • Rocket Propulsion Elements, seventh edition, G.P.Sutton and O.Biblarz.
  • Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemistry and Combustion, N.Kubota
Time Schedule Fall Semester, 2011
Faculty/Resource Person Dr A.Q Khan