Nitromethane Use in Rocket Propulsion

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What information is available on the use of nitromethane for freezing point depression in Army rocket propulsion, specifically gun-launched rockets?

DSIAC was asked for information on the use of nitromethane for freezing-point depression in rocket propulsion applications, specifically in Army applications for gun-launched rockets. Of interest were impacts to performance and handling safety issues. DSIAC staff performed literature searches in open sources and the DTIC Research and Engineering (R&E) Gateway for relevant publications.  In addition, a DSIAC energetics subject matter expert (SME) performed further research and analysis of his findings.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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