Accession Number : AD0828038

Title :   THOMPSINE TAPE DEVELOPMENT FOR USE IN SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET NOZZLES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-30 Nov 67,

Corporate Author : TRW INC CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : Kranz, T. S.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : The applicability and effectiveness of Thompsine Tape as an ablative material in solid rocket motor nozzles was evaluated. The program consisted of two phases. In the initial phase, several Thompsine styles were evaluated for mechanical properties, ablative performance, and fabricability. In Phase II, the data generated in the first phase were used to develop an optimized version of Thompsine. This material was then characterized by determining mechanical and thermal properties, ablative performance, and fabricability. A cost study was made to determine the economics involved in Thompsine usage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TAPE WOUND CONSTRUCTION), (*ROCKET NOZZLES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, TAPES, ABLATION, MANUFACTURING, NOZZLE THROATS, OPTIMIZATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, COSTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE