Study on the Relationship between Microscopic Structure and Mechanical Properties of HTPB Propellant
By means of a tensile instrument and SEM, the mechanical property parameters of HTPB propellant test samples with different formulas were tested, and their microscopic fracture cross section patterns were observed. Take advantage of these testing results, the relationship between microscopic structure and mechanical properties of HTPB propellant was studied. The results show that the mechanical properties of a propellant are closely related to its microscpic structure state. The structural integrity of propellant is mainly influenced by the bond effect of the interface between binder and solid particles, solid particle’s shape, size and its distribution, the content of binder matrix, etc. These factors have important effects on the mechanical properties of propellant.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
X. C. Li et al., "Study on the Relationship between Microscopic Structure and Mechanical Properties of HTPB Propellant", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1151-1155, 2011