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An experimental investigation of the dual chamber rocket motor, 1980

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Authors
McFillin, James Francis
Netzer, David Willis
Van Brocklin, S.T.
Beakley, J.E.
Subjects
Rocket
Dual Chamber
Experimental
Advisors
Date of Issue
1980-07
Date
1980-07
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
An experimental investigation was conducted to further determine the operating characteristics of the dual chamber rocket motor. Axisymmetric and two-dimensional apparatuses were used with air flow to simulate the actual flow. Without special design considerations the sustainer exhaust was found to always shockdown within the booster cavity except for very short booster lengths. Thrust was found to be insensitive to booster cavity length. With nozzle throat area ratios and booster diameters sized properly supersonic flow could be maintained within the booster cavity. Practical designs for actual motors appear quite feasible, especially for a nozzleless booster
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS67-80-006
Sponsors
Prepared for: Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA
Funder
N6053078WR30023
Format
NA
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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