Accession Number : AD0428102


Title :   ARDE-PORTLAND LITHIUM COOLED NOZZLE PROGRAM.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA TEST AND RELIABILITY EVALUATION LAB


Personal Author(s) : Eyestone,Ronald G ; Hamlett,Robert C


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : A series of tests were conducted to determine the feasibility of cooling a solid propellant motor nozzle using liquid lithium as a cooling agent. Damage to the cooled nozzle was so severe that no concrete conclusions could be drawn from this test program. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES , ROCKET NOZZLES , LIQUID COOLING , LIQUID METALS , LITHIUM , CAPTIVE TESTS , FILM COOLING , THERMOCOUPLES , INSTRUMENTATION , PRESSURE , TEMPERATURE , TIME , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , DAMAGE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE