Accession Number:

ADA165017

Title:

Particle Sizing in a Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Using Scattered Light Measurements

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation was performed to determine, in situ, the change in mean particle size across the exhaust nozzle of a small metallized solid-propellant rocket motor. Light scattering profiles were recorded at both the exhaust and the entrance of the nozzle. The experiment method used provided excellent results within the exhaust. However, combustion light at the wavelength of the transmitted light hampered light scattering measurements within the motor. Particle size measurements were consistent with the sizes found in the collected exhaust products. Keywords Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Light-Scattering and Particle Sizing.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE