A study on the self-life estimation of the propellant KM10 by using high temperature acceleration aging tests

고온가속노화시험을 이용한 추진제 KM10의 저장 수명 추정

  • Received : 2010.02.12
  • Accepted : 2010.05.13
  • Published : 2010.05.31


The propellant KM10, a single propellant manufactured nitrocellulose, is known to cause natural degradation phenomena at long term storage. The self-life was estimated using generally used high temperature acceleration aging tests to analyze the content of stabilizer and using the Arrhenius equation & Berthelot equation to calculate reaction rate constants. According to the result of this study, self-life of propellant KM10 using the Arrhenius equation & Berthelot equation appear significantly different as 43.73, 16.53years and when compared with the paper of E. R. Bixon, self-life of propellant KM10 predicted using the Arrhenius equation was reasonably determined.


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