Accession Number : AD0857029

Title :   Large Segmented, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Rocket Motor Cases (TU-312 Rocket Motor Case).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Apr 63-Feb 69,

Corporate Author : MORTON THIOKOL INC BRIGHAM CITY UT WASATCH OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Walker, Thomas ; Hinchman, John R.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 1007

Abstract : The primary objective of this Air Force manufacturing technology program was to develop manufacturing methods, controls, equipment, and processes for the fabrication of large (156 in. diameter) segmented, fiberglass reinforced plastic, rocket motor cases. A pinned, steel reinforced, tongue-clevis segment joint was selected as optimum for the specified application. Prior to full scale final design and fabrication, an extensive development testing program was completed. The knowledge gained from this full scale effort led to an improved manufacturing technology development and verification program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, *SEGMENTED ROCKET ENGINES, *ROCKET ENGINE CASES, REINFORCED PLASTICS, MANUFACTURING, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, MANDRELS, AGING(MATERIALS), HYDROSTATICS, RUPTURE, DEFORMATION, MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE, DRILLING, GLASS TEXTILES, ASSEMBLY, MECHANICAL DRAWING, OPTIMIZATION, REINFORCING MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE