Accession Number : ADA303693

Title :   The Development of Contoured Interlocking Tape Wound Titanium Rocket Motor Cases. Part 1. Design, Metallurgy and Experimental Fabrication.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP WOOD-RIDGE NJ WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL DIV

PDF Url : ADA303693

Report Date : 15 FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : The development of pressure vessels for use in solid fuel rocket motor cases has reached a state wherein further progress may be restricted by lack of suitable high strength metals and limitations in methods of fabrication. Though the potentially high strength to weight ratio of fiber reinforced cases is recognized, the use of metallic cases offers certain advantages peculiar to metals alone. The objectives of the present contract consisted primarily of the development of fabrication and metallurgical procedures for the manufacture of two basic structural shapes, the development of a wrapping machine and finally the experimental manufacture of two sub-scale vessels. These objectives have been met. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *TITANIUM, *ROCKET ENGINE CASES, *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, AGING(MATERIALS), STRESS ANALYSIS, WIRE, FABRICATION, BENDING, HEAT TREATMENT, HIGH STRENGTH, PRESSURE VESSELS, BONDING, DESIGN CRITERIA, STRENGTH WEIGHT RATIO, FRICTION, CRYOGENICS, ELONGATION, TENSILE TESTERS, ROLLING(METALLURGY), METALLURGY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, FIBER REINFORCEMENT, TAPE WOUND CONSTRUCTION.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE