Accession Number : ADA114259

Title :   Smoke Dynamics of Solid Rocket Plumes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES RENO NV DEPT OF CHEMICAL AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Eugene

PDF Url : ADA114259

Report Date : 22 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The formation of secondary smoke in a solid rocket plume and the attenuation of a laser signal through it have been modelled by codes DROP-4 and OSA-4. Condensation nuclei have been characterized and number and size distribution measured from data obtained in the U.S. Army Missile Command's Smoke Characterization Facility. Predictions from DROP-4 and OSA-4 compare satisfactorily with experimental flight data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Exhaust plumes, *Rocket exhaust, *Solid propellant rocket engines, *Radiation attenuation, *Laser beams, *Laser guidance, *Computerized simulation, Smoke, Thermodynamics, Condensation nuclei, Aerosols, Light scattering, Smokeless propellants, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics
      Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE