Accession Number : AD0723964
Title : Prototype Design and Evaluation for Infrared Nondestructive Inspection of Insulated Rocket Motor Cases.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Dreitzler,D. R. ; Moore,C. R. ; Thorn,L. B.
Report Date : MAR 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : A direct method, using infrared (IR) techniques, of nondestructively examining an insulated rocket motor in order to predict potential failure by burnthrough has been demonstrated, and a prototype instrumentation system has been developed. The instrumentation system mechanically scans the empty motor case being examined, in an uncontrolled environment, and presents the data in a time independent intensity modulated x-y plot or thermogram. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ROCKET ENGINE CASES, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING), (*SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, BURNTHROUGH), INFRARED SCANNING, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), THERMAL RADIATION, CRACKS, INFRARED SPECTRA, EMISSIVITY, TEST METHODS
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE