Accession Number:

ADA063474

Title:

Preliminary Solid Rocket Motor Design Techniques

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

General techniques to calculate solid rocket motor performance characteristics to determine if certain designs are feasible or to obtain more realistic preliminary design data are described in this report. There are many designs that can be used to produce specified motor performance characteristics and the possibility of using the cookbook approach to achieve the correct design is a non-existent distant dream. Solid rocket motor design requires repetitive estimates and calculations where rough approximations are made and by repeated estimates and calculations, a refined motor is achieved that delivers the required performance. By this iterative process, an acceptable motor design is achievable. This report can then serve as a practical primer for solid propellant rocket motor design. It may not solve all ones design problems but will help in many small ways.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE