Accession Number:

ADA007334

Title:

Non-Linear Fracture Mechanics: New Theories of Solid Propellant Response and Fracture Behaviors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1874

Corporate Author:

AEROJET SOLID PROPULSION CO SACRAMENTO CA

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Non-linear fracture mechanics is a newly developing analytical method for the treatment of fracture behaviors in composite solid propellants. The work presented here was designed to show the need for these concepts and the material behaviors that must be taken into account by the theory. An empirically derived relation forms the fundamental point of departure for the non-linear fracture criterion. In addition, a non-linear strain energy function was investigated as the initial effort in developing the required analytical relations.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE