Accession Number : AD0828281

Title :   SMOKE MEASUREMENT FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE AL REDSTONE RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Martin, K. J. ; Viles, J. M.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A controlled-environment smoke measurement facility at Redstone Research Laboratories is described. The details of the hardware and the instrumentation are discussed and the limitations are assessed. The results of rocket motor firings in the chamber are discussed in terms of aerosol behavior and smoke visibility. The problem of sampling or measuring the aerosol is evaluated as a problem in defining and determining the visibility to the human eye. The correlation between the measured extinction and either visibility or obscuration is shown. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS), (*ROCKET ENGINES, (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, TEST FACILITIES), CAPTIVE TESTS, FLOW VISUALIZATION, AEROSOLS, VISIBILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, MEASUREMENT, PARTICLE SIZE, EXHAUST GASES, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, SCATTERING, TEST METHODS, HUMIDITY, COMBUSTION.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE