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dc.contributor.advisorNetzer, David W.
dc.contributor.authorKlahr, Owen Allen
dc.dateDecember 1973
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:50:11Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:50:11Z
dc.date.issued1973-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/16481
dc.description.abstractAmmonium perchlorate (AP) -binder sandwiches and a composite propellant were burned in a combustion bomb at various pressures. A schlieren system equipped with an argon laser was used to study the flame structure. High speed monochromatic motion pictures of solid propellant were taken during combustion, and ammonium perchlorate-binder interactions were investigated. ' It was found that the laser source combined with a laser line filter allowed examination of the density gradient in the flame front. However, a good schlieren record could not be obtained at high power levels. The major problems were: (1) a "speckle" background effect on the high speed recording film, and (2) severe fringe pattern interference due to knife-edge problems and turbulence effects caused by the burning propellant. The monochromatic pictures demonstrated that propellants without opacifiers cannot be effectively examined for surface interactions during combustion when using high intensity laser light.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/applicationoflas1094516481
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshAeronauticsen_US
dc.titleApplication of laser schilieren and monochromatic photography to solid propellant combustion research.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderFuhs, Allen E.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAeronautics
dc.subject.authorsolid propellant combustionen_US
dc.subject.authorlaser Schlieren photographyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Aeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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