Print Email Facebook Twitter In-situ tensile testing of propellants in SEM Title In-situ tensile testing of propellants in SEM: Influence of temperature Author di Benedetto, G.L. van Ramshorst, M.C.J. Duvalois, W. Hooijmeijer, P.A. van der Heijden, A.E.D.M. Publication year 2017 Abstract A tensile module system placed within a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was utilized to conduct insitu tensile testing of propellant samples. The tensile module system allows for real-time in-situ SEM analysis of the samples to determine the failure mechanism of the propellant material under tensile force. The focus of this study was to vary the experimental parameters of the tensile module system and analyze how they affect the failure mechanism of the samples. The experimental parameters varied included strain rate and sample temperature ( 54, +25 and +408C). Stress-strain diagrams were recorded during the in-situ tensile tests, and these results were coupled with the in-situ images and videos of the samples captured with SEM analysis. The experiments conducted at 548C showed a different failure behavior of the propellant sample due to its rigidity at this low temperature, while experiments conducted at +25 and +408C displayed a similar failure mechanism. For future testing using this tensile tester, special attention should be given to improved temperature control of the specimen, especially at low temperatures. Subject PropellantsMicromechanical deformationIn-situ tensile testingIn-situ SEMScanning Electron MicroscopyTemperature effectDefence ResearchDefence, Safety and SecurityObservation, Weapon & Protection SystemsEM - Energetic MaterialsTS - Technical Sciences To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:24aea94b-0511-4355-a984-9655abbf4246 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/prep.201700178 TNO identifier 782579 Publisher Wiley, Weinheim Source Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics, 42 (42), 1396-1400 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.