Accession Number : ADA305540

Title :   Low-Cost Fabrication Techniques for Solid Rocket Nozzles,

Corporate Author : AEROJET SOLID PROPULSION CO SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Warga, J. J.

PDF Url : ADA305540

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Since 1966, there has bean a continuing effort to reduce the cost of large, reinforced ablative composite solid rocket nozzles through the use of inexpensive materials and low-cost fabricating techniques. The Aerojet-General Corporation has conducted evaluation programs on behalf of the Air Force and NASA; so has the Thiokol Chemical Corporation. Both the Air Force and NASA have sponsored the development and testing of low-cost materials systems. This paper reviews the processing techniques and the materials that have been evaluated during the past four years; describes the capabilities and limitations; and discusses the means for effecting continued economics. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, *ROCKET NOZZLES, LOW COSTS, FABRICATION, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, PREPREGS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, ABLATIVE MATERIALS, MANDRELS, TAPE WOUND CONSTRUCTION.

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE