Accession Number:

ADA413060

Title:

Lightweight Ablating Insulation for Ramjet Combustion

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 Oct 2002-10 Apr 2003

Corporate Author:

MISSISSIPPI POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES INC BAY SAINT LOUIS MS

Report Date:

2002-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Parmaxtrade name, a self reinforcing ultra-high performance polymer, was investigated as an ablative material in ramjet combustor applications, Phase I effort has demonstrated that Parmaxtrade name SRP materials offer a number of advantages over the existing ablative solution, These include 1 Superior erosion rate performance 2 Better insulative properties 3 Lower ablative material density 4 Superior mechanical properties and 5 Lower or comparable cost in commercial stage Phase I demonstrated the extraordinary promise of Parmaxtrade name SRP materials as ablative insulators. In order to successfully transport this fundamental, material science promise into the complex rocket motor system environment, The Phase II effort will focus on final material optimization, filling out the gaps in design data and perhaps most importantly, familiarizing engine designers with the promise of these unique materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE