'Taking the heat' - developing propellants for high-temperature applications

Yahaya Mohammed
3MT (three minute thesis) presented at the 2016 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Since the early 1800s, nitrocellulose (NC) based propellants have gained popularity due to their low cost, ease of manufacture, and good ballistics. Vehicle airbags, small arms ammunition, aircraft ejection seat, tactical missiles and short to medium range rockets are some of the areas where NC propellants have been applied. Typical homogenous NC-based propellants depending on the energetic constituents are classified as single,...
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