Development and Evaluation of PG/SiC Codeposited Coatings for Rocket Nozzle Inserts. Volume I. Insert Test and Evaluation in High Performance Propellant Environments.
Final rept. Apr 72-Aug 73,
ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA
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Seven 1.7-inch throat diameter rocket nozzles were test fired in the HIPPO high pressure facilities at Edwards Air Force Base using three different solid propellants. Three 1.0-inch and two 2.0-inch throat diameter rocket nozzles were test fired at Atlantic Research Corporation using three different gel propellants. All of the throat inserts and most of the entrance sections were coated with PGSiC. The erosion rates of all of the coated inserts tested in this program are plotted in Figures 49 and 50 as functions of pressure with temperature and level of gas oxidizing species indicated. No delaminations occurred. Some cracking of the inserts occurred but this did not interfere with the attainment of erosion data. Modified author abstract
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Solid Rocket Propellants