Accession Number : ADA112748

Title :   Holographic Investigation of Solid Propellant Particulates.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gillespie,Thomas R

PDF Url : ADA112748

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The investigation completed the development process to establish a technique to obtain holographic recordings of particulate behavior during the combustion process of solid propellants in a two-dimensional rocket motor. Holographic and photographic recordings were taken in a crossflow environment using various compositions of metallized propellants. The reconstructed holograms are used to provide data on the behavior of aluminum/aluminum oxide particulates in a steady state combustion environment as a function of the initial aluminum size cast into the propellant. High speed, high resolution motion pictures were taken to compare the cinematic data with that available from the holograms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Holography, *Particulates, *Solid rocket propellants, *Aluminum, *Aluminum oxides, *Combustion products, Combustion, Solid propellant rocket engines, Two dimensional, Motion picture photography, High speed photography

Subject Categories : Holography
      Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE