Accession Number : AD0379485

Title :   ADVANCED WIRE-WOUND TUNGSTEN NOZZLES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly engineering progress rept. no. 3, 1 Aug-31 Oct 66,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGY CENTER SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Greening,Thomas A.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The AFRPL, RTD, Edwards, California, is sponsoring a program which is directed toward the demonstration of the capabilities of UTC's wire-wound plasma-spray bonded tungsten nozzle inserts. For this program, Advanced Wire-Wound Tungsten Nozzles, three nozzle inserts are to be designed, fabricated, and tested. During the third quarter of this program, the first two nozzle assemblies were completed, viz, the thick-block and thin-shell configurations, in that order. The thick-block assembly as test fired at Atlantic Research Corporation's facilities on 4 October 1955. Test results are included in this report.

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET NOZZLES, *TUNGSTEN), (*FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, ROCKET NOZZLES), WIRE, CAPTIVE TESTS, CONFIGURATION, MANDRELS, BURNING RATE, IGNITION, PRESSURE (U) NOZZLE INSERTS, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, GRAPHITE, FRAGMENTATION, BONDING, SILICON

Subject Categories : Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE