Accession Number : ADP006014

Title :   Composite Motor Case Design,

Corporate Author : HERCULES INC ROCKET CENTER WV ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Evans, P. R.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Information is presented on the design of composite cases for rocket motors. Typical design requirements are discussed, including pressure, axial and bending loads and thermal loading. Material technology discussed includes filament winding resins and glass, Kevlar and graphite fibers. Design features discussed include the pressure vessel body, skirts, polar adapters and other attachments. Typical qualification testing and inspection techniques are presented.

Descriptors :   *ROCKET ENGINE CASES, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, CARBON FIBERS, GRAPHITE, GLASS FIBERS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE