Accession Number:

AD0870762

Title:

Quality Assurance Test of a Thiokol Chemical Corporation TE-M-364-3 Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Tested in the Spin Mode at Simulated Altitude Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

One Thiokol Chemical Corporation TE-M-364-3 solid-propellant rocket motor was fired as a quality assurance test at near vacuum conditions to determine motor structural integrity and altitude ballistic performance. The motor was fired while spinning about its axial centerline at 110 rpm. Vacuum total impulse was within the specification limits, but the motor case temperature exceeded the specification limit. A hot spot developed on the nozzle of the motor, beginning approximately 39 sec after ignition.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE