Accession Number : ADA289726

Title :   Introduction of Novel Rheological Evaluation Techniques and Processability Analyses to Continuous Propellant Manufacturing Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Jul 90-15 Jul 93,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ

Personal Author(s) : Kalyon, Dilhan M.

PDF Url : ADA289726

Report Date : 28 NOV 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In a proposal entitled Introduction of Novel Rheological Evaluation Techniques and Processability Analyses to Continuous Propellant Manufacturing Operations, the following tasks were proposed to PBMA: (1) Engineering analyses which encompassed the services related to the Implementation of Stevens rheometer (designed and built at Stevens and currently on-loan to NSWC/Indian Head) and various aspects of processing at Thiokol for PBMA defined tasks. (2) Survey of devices and techniques to determine the particle size distribution of solid ingredients of propellants. (3) Development of maximum packing fraction as a tool of analysis and quality control. (4) Evaluation of the particle segregation problem for continuous feeding of the solid ingredients at Thiokol. (5) Application of various on-line monitoring techniques at Thiokol and evaluation of strategies for process control. (jg) p.3

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *RHEOLOGY, *CONTINUITY, *SOLID PROPELLANTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MONITORING, DISTRIBUTION, TOOLS, PROCESSING, PARTICLE SIZE, ENGINEERING, SEGREGATION(METALLURGY), SURVEYS, QUALITY CONTROL, OPERATION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, FEEDING, RHEOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE