Accession Number : AD0511990

Title :   Advanced Maneuvering Propulsion Technology Program. Volume II. Z(Fluorine/Hydrogen)ZEngine Critical Component Demonstration Testing.

Descriptive Note : Interim final rept. Nov 67-Jun 70.

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 441

Abstract : The results of the Advanced Maneuvering Propulsion System (AMPS) engine critical component evaluations are presented. The components included segments of the main aerospike thrust chamber, complete main aerospike thrust chamber assembly, and main and secondary engine LF2 pump bearings and seals. Performance, regenerative cooling, and combustion stability were demonstrated on aerospike thrust chamber segment firing tests. Fabrication of a complete 12-segment thrust chamber assembly was completed. Dynamic testing of the pump bearings and seals was accomplished; however, sufficient durations were not accumulated at design conditions to demonstrate feasibility and durability of the bearings and seals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, LIQUEFIED GASES, HYDROGEN, FLUORINE, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, BEARINGS, SEALS, PUMPS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMBUSTION, CAPTIVE TESTS, STABILITY, REGENERATIVE COOLING, PROPELLANT CONTROL, HEAT TRANSFER (U) CONTROLLABLE-THRUST ROCKET MOTORS, ADVANCED WEAPONS, TURBOPUMPS, FUEL INJECTORS, LIQUID COOLED, WATER, LEAKAGE(FLUID), TORQUE, LAUNCH VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE