Accession Number:

ADA409365

Title:

Subcritical Crack Growth in a Composite Solid Propellant

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Unixial tension tests using a strain rate of 0.04 in.in.min. are performed on rectangular smooth and single edge-notched specimens of varying thicknesses for a composite solid propellant. Stress strain, crack growth, crack growth rate and crack growth resistance data are provided. Thickness effects and the mechanism of crack growth are described. Methods of calculation are explained for the crack growth rate and the Mode 1 stress intensity factor. A model is developed for the crack stable growth rate as a function of the stress intensity factor. Uniaxial tension tests using a strain rate of 0.04 in.Iin.min. are performed on rectangular smooth and single edge-notched specimens of varying thicknesses for a composite solid propellant. Stress-strain, crack growth, crack growth rate and crack growth resistance data are provided. Thickness effects and the mechanism of crack growth are described. Methods of calculation are explained for the crack growth rate and the Mode 1 stress intensity factor. A model is developed for the crack stable growth rate as a functlon of the stress intensity factor.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE