Accession Number:

AD0754827

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this program was to study the interdependence of combustion processes and the physico-mechanical behavior of solid fuel materials within the context of a rocket engine system. A major goal was to develop a quantitative understanding of molecular structure, which affects both combustion and mechanical behavior. The propellant fuel and associated inert components were treated as a materials system--from processing to a determination of the constitutive equation needed to assess structural integrity and failure under various environmental and loading conditions. The research results of the project are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE