Accession Number : ADD013040

Title :   Fail Safe Rocket Motor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vetter,Ronald F ; Hicks,Theodore A ; Compton,Warren R

Report Date : 22 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In a rocket motor having an insulative coating on selected portions of the exterior casing, one or more ribs are used to structurally strengthen portions of the casing and to reinforce thermal stress patterns which will cause failure venting at a predetermined point of the rocket motor as a cook-off safety feature.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ROCKET ENGINE CASES, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, EXTERNAL, FAILURE, VENTING, ROCKET ENGINES, COOK OFF, SAFETY, FAIL SAFE, RIBS, PATTERNS, THERMAL STRESSES, INSULATION, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, REINFORCEMENT(STRUCTURES)

Subject Categories : Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE