propellant binder

propellant binder

[prə′pel·ənt ¦bīnd·ər]
(materials)
An elastomeric fuel used in a composite propellant so that the propellant may be cast directly into the combustion chamber, where the binder cures to a rubber and the propellant grain is then supported by adhesion to the walls; used in missiles.
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The 12 papers include discussions of such matters as characterizing hyperelastic (rubber) material using uniaxial and biaxial tension tests, the thermo-mechanical testing of epoxy shape memory polymer composites, a microscope study of a propellant binder, the design of tape-wound composite cylindrical shells incorporating different failure criteria and winding kinematics, the sintering and morphology of porous structure in nickel titanium shape memory alloys for biomedical applications, and hydroentangled polymer-glass bi-layer fibrous composites.