Characterization and detailed analysis of regression behavior for HTPB solid fuels containing high aluminum loadings

Timothy P. Kibbey, Andrew C. Cortopassi, J. Eric Boyer

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    Abstract

    A design of experiments was conducted to explore the regression rate performance of aluminized hybrid rocket fuels in gaseous oxygen. Mass flux, pressure, diameter, and aluminum content were varied independently in a 2-level, full factorial, 16-run experiment design. The least important 4 tests were run first so that any adjustments could be made as the device became better characterized with this setup and these propellants. This resulted in an effective set of data over orthogonal parameter spaces that led to a model depending on the mass flux, the diameter, and the aluminum loading, while showing pressure to be of no effect.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2017
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
    ISBN (Print)9781624105111
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
    Event53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2017 - Atlanta, Georgia
    Duration: Jul 10 2017Jul 12 2017

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    Other53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2017
    CountryGeorgia
    CityAtlanta
    Period7/10/177/12/17

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    • Engineering(all)

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    Kibbey, T. P., Cortopassi, A. C., & Boyer, J. E. (2017). Characterization and detailed analysis of regression behavior for HTPB solid fuels containing high aluminum loadings. In 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.