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Aging Studies on Carboxy Terminated Polybutadiene(CTPB) Binder and Propellant

Kishore, K and Verneker, Pai VR and Gayathri, V and Shubha, KR and Sridhara, K (1983) Aging Studies on Carboxy Terminated Polybutadiene(CTPB) Binder and Propellant. In: Journal of Spacecraft, 20 (4). pp. 371-375.

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Abstract

Aging studies on carboxy terminated polybutadiene (CTPB) and CTPB-based propellants have been carried out. The increase in the cross-link density during aging has been measured using a thermomechanical analyzer. During aging, a correlation has been shown between the cross-link density and the ignition temperature of the binder as well as of the propellant. The ignition temperature vs cross-link density results were found to show an opposite trend in CTPB and CTPB-based propellants, suggesting that the two ignition mechanisms are different.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/13578

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