The Chemistry and Mechanics of Combustion with Application to Rocket Engine Systems.
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY COLL OF ENGINEERING
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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.
- Solid Rocket Propellants