Oscillating Combustion of Gun Propellants in the Closed Vessel. I. preliminary investigation



The oscillating combustion, which takes place in the closed vessel when certain colloidal gun propellants are fired has been investigated. The amplitude of the oscillation depended on the geometry and flame temperature of the propellant. For propellants having the same composition but different geometry, the amplitude of the oscillation varied inversely with the maximum pressure in the vessel. This was tentatively ascribed to vortex formation during combustion.