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Developing indigenous rocket motor: A UTM experience

Wan Ali, Wan Khairuddin and Mohd. Jaafar, Mohammad Nazri and Abdul-Latif, Ainullotfi and Dahalan, Md. Nizam and Abd Rahman, Abd Basid and Mat Yajid, Zuriana Mariati and Kimsin, Intan Noryanah (2008) Developing indigenous rocket motor: A UTM experience. In: 2nd Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 15 - 16 July 2008, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur.

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The rocket research program began in UTM in 1989 with the aim of producing suitable rocket vehicles for Malaysian civilian application. This paper highlights some of the experiences gained by UTM in developing its indigenous rockets. With no design and fabricating experience prior to 1989 the project has since produced several positive results including the development of testing facilities, safety procedures and most important the rocket motor itself. Experiences such as selecting and designing different types of rocket motors, and fabricating them locally, producing its own propellants and developing the required testing facilities are among the topics discussed

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rockets, solid propellants, rocket motor, ammonium perchloride, testing facilities
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:6994
Deposited By: Dr Abd Rahim Abu Bakar
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 06:35
Last Modified:15 Dec 2008 06:35

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