Tensile Mechanical Properties of HTPB Propellant at Low Temperature
To study the low temperature effects of tensile mechanical properties on Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) propellant, a quasi-static mechanical experiment was conducted. The results show that tensile mechanical parameters are closely related to strain rate and low temperature. With the decrease of temperature and increase of strain rate, the modulus and tensile strength of HTPB propellant increase obviously. Based on the time-temperature equivalence principle (TTEP), the master curves of tensile strength and initial modulus for HTPB propellant were obtained, which can facilitate the structural integrity analysis of the propellant. The damage of propellant is matrix tearing and dewetting between the filled particles and matrix.
X. D. Chen et al., "Tensile Mechanical Properties of HTPB Propellant at Low Temperature", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 765, pp. 54-59, 2018