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