Accession Number : ADD015439

Title :   Propellant Grain Assembly for a Gas Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Nov 90, patented 7 Apr 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Adams, Kenneth E

Report Date : 07 Apr 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A gas generator for a long range missile is driven by a solid propellant grain assembly which includes a cylindrical inhibitor, a forward closure assembly that is attached to one end of the inhibitor and a propellant grain that is cast into the cylindrical cavity formed by the interior surface of the cylindrical inhibitor. Between the grain and inhibitor and between the grain and forward closure assembly is an adhesive bonding system for attaching the grain to the inhibitor and forward closure assembly. The exposed or aft end of the grain is the initial burning surface and includes a plurality of annular concentric grooves and a configuration that provides optimum burn progression that results in a complete high pressure burn, The external surface of the inhibitor is machined so that the solid propellant grain assembly may be readily inserted and removed from the gas generator.

Descriptors :   *PROPELLANT GRAINS, *SOLID PROPELLANTS, *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, *GUIDED MISSILES, *PATENTS, ADHESIVE BONDING, ADHESIVES, BONDING, CAVITIES, CLOSURES, CONFIGURATIONS, EXTERNAL, GENERATORS, HIGH PRESSURE, INHIBITORS, PRESSURE, PROPELLANTS, SURFACES, GAS DYNAMICS, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, REENTRY VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE