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Energetic Polymers

Energetic Polymers

How Ghee Ang, Sreekumar Pisharath

ISBN: 978-3-527-33155-0

Mar 2012

234 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$192.00

Description

This up-to-date overview provides the latest information on the performance, sensitivity, strength and processability aspects of propellants and explosive formulations, with the nature of polymer binder/plasticizer as the variable factor. Apart from applications, this monograph explores the principles behind energetic polymers, while discussing the synthetic routes and energetic characteristics of individual family of energetic polymers. Furthermore, a number of case studies illustrate the role of energetic polyerms on enhancing the performance of formulations as compared to their inert counterparts. The emphasis is on safety throughout, with practical guidance on how to safely handle and formulate energetic polymer based formulations. With the advent of a new generation of energetic polymers, this book is relevant to industry and defense organizations as well as for academic research.
POLYMERS AS BINDERS AND PLASTICIZERS -
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Nitrocellulose
Polyslfides
Polybutadienes (PBAA, PBAN, and CTPB)
Polyurethanes
Hydroxy Terminated Polybutadiene
Explosive Binders
Thermoplastic Elastomers
Energetic Polymers (Other Than NC) as Binders
Energetic Polymer Plasticizers

HIGH NITROGEN CONTENT POLYMERS
Introduction
Preparation of Energetic Azido Polymers
Physical Properties of Azido Polymers
Curing of Azido Polymers
Curing of Azido Polymers by Dipolarophiles
Thermal Decomposition Characteristics of Azido Polymers
Combustion of Azido Polymers
Thermal Decomposition and Combustion of Energetic Formulations with Azido Polymers
Performance of Azido Polymer-Based Propellants
Azido Polymers as Explosive Binders
Tetrazole Polymers and Their Salts
N-N Bonded Epoxy Binders

NITRO POLYMERS AS ENERGETIC BINDERS
Introduction
Preparation of Nitropolymers
Thermal Decomposition Behavior of Nitropolymers
Combustion of Nitrate Ester Polymers and Propellants
Nitropolymer-Based Explosive Compositions

ENERGETIC THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS
Introduction
Preparation of Energetic Thermoplastic Elastomers
Thermal Decomposition and Combustion of ETPEs
Performance of ETPE Based Propellant Formulations
Melt-Cast Explosives Based on ETPEs
ETPE Based Polymer Nanocomposites

FLUOROPOLYMERS AS BINDERS
Introduction
Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE)
Copolymers of Tetrafluoroethylene
Energetic Polymers Containing Fluorine
Miscellaneous Energetic Fluoropolymers
PBX Formulations with Fluoropolymers

ENERGETIC PLASTICIZERS FOR HIGHER PERFORMANCE
Introduction
Energetic Plasticizers Based on Azido Compounds
Performance of Propellant Formulations Containing Azido Plasticizers
Nitrate Ester Plasticizers
Nitrate Ester Oligomers as Energetic Plasticizers
Miscellaneous Plasticizers Based on Nitro-Groups

APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES TO ENERGETIC POLYMERS AND ITS FORMULATIONS
Introduction
Overview of Computational Techniques
Application of Computational Modeling Techniques to Energetic Polymer Formulations
Future Outlook