Accession Number:

ADA282006

Title:

Erosion Effects on TVC Vane Heat Transfer Characteristics

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

This work describes the effects of erosion on the heat transfer characteristics on thrust vector control vanes exposed to aluminized propellant exhaust flows. This was accomplished using an inverse heat transfer parameter identification of quarter scale models. The model is based on a four node lumped parameter system with two heat energy inputs. The erosion is modeled as decreasing the geometric dimensions linearly as function of time and percentage of aluminum in the propellant. Excellent agreement was found between experimental and model temperature profiles. The heat transfer coefficients of the vanes were found to decrease with increasing erosion rates.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE