The diffusion of solutions of ethyl centralite (EC), dibutylphthalate (DBP), and dinitrotoluene (DNT) into a nitrocellulose (NC) propellant is investigated. DBP and EC penetrate the propellant in a way consistent with Case II diffusion. The diffusion of DNT solutions is Fickian. The apparent activation energy for Case II diffusion is 62 kJ/mol for DBP and 66 kJ/mol for EC. Changes to coating solvent polarity have little effect on DNT and DBP penetration and merely alter the rate, not the mechanism, of EC diffusion into the propellant.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Polymer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|