Accession Number : ADA623637


Title :   Spray and Combustion of Gelled Hypergolic Propellants


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 2008-31 May 2014


Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN


Personal Author(s) : Heister, Stephen D ; Anderson, William E ; Corvalan, Carlos M ; Campanella, Osvaldo H ; Lucht, Robert P ; Pourpoint, Timothee L ; Sojka, Paul E ; Son, Steven F ; Schmidt, David P ; Meyer, Terrence R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623637.pdf


Report Date : 20 Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : This document provides an executive summary of work performed by a Purdue-led team on DoD MURI Project W911NF-08-1-0171 entitled: Spray and Combustion of Gelled Hypergolic Propellants for Future Rocket and Missile Engines. The team was formed in 2008 for the response to MURI RFP and includes participants from Purdue, University of Massachusetts, NC State University, and Iowa State University. The overall organization of the research tasks performed by this group is highlighted in Fig. 1-1. Tasks 1.1 and 1.2 (highlighted in green in Fig. 1-1) were structured to address Rheological Task Characterization of Gelled Propellants while Tasks 2.1-2.5 were developed to assess Non- Newtonian Flow Physics of Gelled Propellants. Finally, Tasks 3.1-3.4 addressed the Combustion Physics of Gelled Propellants. Numerous team members contributed to the various tasks over the 5-year effort.


Descriptors :   *HYPERGOLIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS , *THIXOTROPIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS , ATOMIZATION , BORON , CHEMICAL ENGINEERING , COMBUSTION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , ENERGY DENSITY , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , FUEL SPRAYS , GUIDED MISSILES , IGNITION , IMPACT SHOCK , JET ENGINES , MULTIPHASE FLOW , PROPELLANTS , REACTIVITIES , RHEOLOGY , RUPTURE , STRESSES


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Rocket Propellants


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE