Accession Number : ADA307510

Title :   Polaris Propulsion Development Burst Test of a First-Stage Polaris A3 Filament-Wound Configuration-X Chamber.

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Oliver, J. W.

PDF Url : ADA307510

Report Date : 15 FEB 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A first stage POlARIS A3 filament wound configuration X chamber was hydrostatically tested to burst to determine the structural strength of the unit and the mode of failure. The test was terminated after 25 sec of a 1-min hold period at 940 psig when the aft head ruptured. The rupture originated at the aft skirt-to-cylinder juncture.

Descriptors :   *STRENGTH(MECHANICS), *ROCKET ENGINE CASES, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, OVERPRESSURE, RUPTURE, LIFE TESTS, UNDERWATER TO SURFACE MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE