Accession Number : AD0474712

Title :   STUDY OF AN ENDOTHERMIC FUEL FOR THE ATLAS ROCKET MOTOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 64-31 May 65,

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hines, W. S. ; Gerstley, J. G. ; Seader, J. D.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : An analytical and experimental investigation was made of the heat transfer characteristics of TIB (tetraisobutylene) to determine the potential of this fuel as a replacement for RP-1 in an Atlas engine with FLOX (fluorine-liquid oxygen) oxidizer. Under regenerative cooling conditions of surface and fluid temperature, the heat sink from the endothermic dissociation of this fluid could not be realized. Experiments also evaluated the heat transfer characteristics of RP-1 at fluid temperatures over 300 F. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID ROCKET FUELS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), HEAT TRANSFER, HEAT SINKS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, CONVECTION, REGENERATIVE COOLING, COMBUSTION, HEAT FLUX, NOZZLE THROATS, LIQUEFIED GASES, OXYGEN, FLUORINE, LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, COMBUSTION DEPOSITS, SPECIFIC HEAT, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, HYDROCARBONS, ALKENES.

Subject Categories : Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE