Accession Number : ADA594765


Title :   Nanoenergetics and High Hydrogen Content Materials for Space Propulsion


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 2010-31 Oct 2013


Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN


Personal Author(s) : Yetter, Richard A ; Son, Steven F ; Yang, Vigor ; Sewell, Thomas D ; Thompson, Donald L ; Ortiz, Michael ; Matalon, Moshe ; Stewart, D S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a594765.pdf


Report Date : 28 Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : This program concerned the development and analysis of nanoenergetic and high hydrogen content materials for use in propellants. During the first two years of this program, research was conducted on: 1) experimental and multi-scale modeling of the thermo-chemical behavior of nano-aluminum particles, 2) combustion and decomposition studies of metal hydrides including ammonia borane, and 3) the integration of nanomaterials into propellants and the combustion analysis of these materials. During the third and final year of the program, the research concerned the development of theoretical methods for understanding and predicting anisotropic thermal transport and energy release in rocket propellant formulations. This report describes accomplishments from the effort.


Descriptors :   *HYDROGEN , *NANOMATERIALS , *ROCKET PROPELLANTS , *SPACE PROPULSION , AMMONIA , ANISOTROPY , BORANES , COMBUSTION , DECOMPOSITION , FORMULATIONS(CHEMISTRY) , HYDRIDES , MATERIALS , THERMAL RADIATION , TRANSPORT PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Rocket Propellants


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE