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Solid Propellant Motor Design: Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Data

Gunsalam, Henry and Mohd. Yusof, Illyia (2006) Solid Propellant Motor Design: Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Data. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The objective of this paper is to compare the results of a solid rocket motor’s performance between theoretical calculations with empirical data collected from a static thrust bench in Propellant Laboratory, School of Aerospace Engineering, University Science of Malaysia. In this experiment, a simple and cheap solid propellant is manufactured, which consists of chemical compounds of potassium nitrate (KNO3), sulfur (S) and sugar (C12H22O11). Lesson learnt from this experiment will allow further research on the rocket’s flight trajectory prediction model being formulated for the completion of the dissertation

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internal ballistic; solid rocket motor; solid propellant; static thrust test; thrust and pressure profile
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:346
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 08:29
Last Modified:23 Aug 2017 07:49

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