Accession Number:

AD0734788

Title:

The Chemistry and Mechanics of Combustion with Application to Rocket Engine Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

The purpose is to study the interdependence of combustion processes and the physico-mechanical behavior of solid fuel materials within the context of a rocket engine system. It is intended to capitalize upon a quantitative understanding of molecular structure, which affects both the combustion and mechanics behavior, and treat the propellant fuel and associated inert components as materials system--from processing, to a determination of the constitutive equation as needed to assess structural integrity, and failure under various environmental and loading conditions. Concurrently, several tasks are concerned with propellant as an energy source--from ignition through burning, gas dynamics, interaction with nozzle and insulation components, and consideration of electron noise and radar attenuation in the plume.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE