burning constant

burning constant

[′bər·niŋ ‚kän·stənt]
(ordnance)
In interior ballistics, a figure expressing the relative rate of burning of a propellant; this constant has a different value for each type of propellant. Symbolized B.
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The volatile matters burning constant [k.sub.v] (tab.2), total burning constant [k.sub.v] (tab.2), drop's burning speed [w.sub.a] (tab.2) and the burning speed constant [k.sub.wa] (tab.2) have an obvious and accentuated development from the unmixed zone towards 8% of the fuel's mixture volume, while the cenosphere's burning constant, keeping its' tendency, has a lower evolution ([k.sub.c] ,tab.2).