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Studies on the synergistic hypergolic ignition of hybrid systems

Jain, SR and Rao, Rama and Murthy, KN (1988) Studies on the synergistic hypergolic ignition of hybrid systems. In: Combustion and flame, 71 (3). pp. 233-243.

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A variety of solid organic compounds, such as Schiff bases, azines, hydrazones, thiocarbonohydrazones, thiosemicarbazones, and hydroxy compounds, on mixing with metal powders, especially with magnesium, become synergistically hypergolic with white fuming nitric acid (WFNA). In the absence of magnesium powder, these compounds are either nonhypergolic or have longer ignition delays, when WFNA is used as oxidizer. The synergistic ignition behavior has been explained in terms of increased exothermicity of the system, primarily due to the heat evolving chemical reactions occurring between the fuels (organic compound and magnesium) and the oxidizer in the preignition stage.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Combustion and flame
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12957

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