Characterization of nano-sized particles for propulsion applications

Grant Alexander Risha, J. Eric Boyer, Brian Evans, Kenneth K. Kuo, Rafaat Malek

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Abstract

Use of energetic nano-sized particles for aerospace propulsion applications was analyzed. It was observed that combustion properties of the nanoparticles such as very rapid ignition and short combustion times make them valuable for propulsion systems. It was also observed that use of nano-sized materials into fuels and propellants enhances the rate of heat transfer to the particle. It was found that HTPB based solid fuel containing nano-sized particles showed different performance results when tested in the same hybrid rocket motor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-254
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume800
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventSynthesis, Characterization and Properties of Energetic/Reactive Nanomaterials - Boston, MA., United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 4 2003

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Nanoparticles
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Propulsion--Aerospace applications

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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