Accession Number : AD0826339

Title :   DIGITAL COMPUTER INVESTIGATION OF IGNITION, PRESSURIZING AND PERFORMANCE OF SOLID ROCKET MOTORS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gale, Harold W.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : A digital computer analog model of a solid propellant rocket motor and performance evaluation system was developed. Heat and mass balance effects of the igniter, propellant, and insulation during ignition and chamber filling were modeled. Results include investigation of flame spreading, ignition criteria, and contribution by insulation to motor performance. Comparisons of predictions and experimental tests are included. An IBM model 7094 computer was used for the analysis. The FORTRAN computer program is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SIMULATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, IGNITION, PRESSURE, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, FLAME PROPAGATION, ROCKET IGNITERS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, THERMAL INSULATION, ANALOG SYSTEMS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE