Accession Number : AD0265023
Title : TUNGSTEN AND ROCKET MOTORS
Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
Personal Author(s) : GORDON,GERALD M.
Report Date : 06 OCT 1961
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : Since a commercially available plasma powderspraying head (Giannini Model no. SG-1) gave a satisfactory Al2O3 distribution in the plasma stream, it is planned to use this equipment for erosion experiments on W. An inert atmosphere chamber was built to prevent W oxidation. Details of the thermal shock apparatus are presented. Radial and circumferential thermal shock cracks were obtained on 90 and 87% dense sintered W ring specimens, respectively.
Descriptors : *ROCKET NOZZLES, *ROCKET ENGINES, *TUNGSTEN, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, EROSION, EXHAUST GASES, FLAME SPRAYING, FRACTURE (MECHANICS), OXIDES, PARTICLES, PLASMA JETS, POROSITY, SIMULATION, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, STRAIN GAGES, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, THERMAL STRESSES, THERMOCOUPLES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE