Accession Number : AD0847476

Title :   Structural Analysis of a Test-Weight Minuteman (Wing I) Second-Stage Aft Closure for Project Nomad.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 67-Jul 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Thrasher, Durwood I.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The stress analysis described in this report was conducted to verify the structural compatibility of a modified NOMAD aft closure with the Wing I, Second-Stage Minuteman Motor. The aft closure was originally designed to adapt the Wing 2 Minuteman Second-Stage Motor as a test vehicle for the low-cost nozzles fabricated and tested by the AFRPL under project NOMAD. In addition to its primary purpose of reporting the stress analysis results, this report also is intended to serve as instructional material to document the use of the 'System of Free Bodies' computer program for future reference (primarily within the NOMAD project). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, ROCKET NOZZLES), (*ROCKET NOZZLES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), NOZZLE CLOSURES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, STRESSES, BODIES OF REVOLUTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FLOW CHARTING, PUNCHED CARDS.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE