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ANALYTICAL STUDIES OF THE INTERIOR BALLISTICS OF SPINNING ROCKET MOTORS - A LITERATURE SURVEY
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN JET PROPULSION CENTER
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This survey reviews the analytical literature pertinent to contained rotating flows. A related survey of the experimental literature is reported in TM 67-2. The main emphasis in this report is placed upon possible applications to the study of the fluid mechanics in rotating rocket motors. Since this area is only now receiving analytical attention it was necessary to draw heavily upon the classical analytical studies of vortex tubes and swirling flows in cylinders and converging nozzles. A great deal of the classical fluid mechanics in this area is incompressible in nature, therefore, must be considered qualitative in relation to actual rocket motors. Conditions existing in the nozzle and chamber are reviewed. In addition other topics such as, end wall interactions and boundary layers are reported upon. The analytical models for the determination of the effects of acceleration on the burning rate of solid propellants which have been reported in two recent papers are reviewed.
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