Accession Number:

ADA305540

Title:

Low-Cost Fabrication Techniques for Solid Rocket Nozzles,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROJET SOLID PROPULSION CO SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Since 1966, there has bean a continuing effort to reduce the cost of large, reinforced ablative composite solid rocket nozzles through the use of inexpensive materials and low-cost fabricating techniques. The Aerojet-General Corporation has conducted evaluation programs on behalf of the Air Force and NASA so has the Thiokol Chemical Corporation. Both the Air Force and NASA have sponsored the development and testing of low-cost materials systems. This paper reviews the processing techniques and the materials that have been evaluated during the past four years describes the capabilities and limitations and discusses the means for effecting continued economics. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE