Accession Number : ADA187000

Title :   Holographic Investigation of Metallized Solid Propellant Combustion in Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Rocket Motors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Walker, J D

PDF Url : ADA187000

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This experimental investigation included the design and construction of a new, two-dimensional, rocket motor that could be used to obtain better holographic data than obtained in previous investigations using a small three-dimensional motor. The solid propellant used during this investigation was AP, HTPB, with 2%, 40 micron aluminum particles and 0.25% iron oxide. Good quality holograms were obtained using the three dimensional motor at operating pressures of 93 and 94 psia. Successful holographic recordings were also acquired using the new, two dimensional motor at pressures of 45 and 183 psia. System limitations and suggested improvements to the apparatus are discussed. Keywords: Holography; Metallized solid propellant combustion; Two dimensional rocket motor; Three dimensional rocket motor.

Descriptors :   *HOLOGRAPHY, *ROCKET ENGINES, *SOLID PROPELLANTS, COMBUSTION, HOLOGRAMS, LIMITATIONS, METALLIZING, MOTORS, QUALITY, RECORDING SYSTEMS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, TWO DIMENSIONAL

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE