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Solid Propulsion: Motor Interior Ballistics - Modeling and Design

Jackson, Thomas L. and Austin, Joanna M. (2010) Solid Propulsion: Motor Interior Ballistics - Modeling and Design. In: Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. Wiley , Hoboken, NJ, pp. 1103-1111. ISBN 978-0-470-75440-5.

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Virtual engineering, a combination of numerical simulation, empiricalism, and small-scale testing for validation, is useful for motor design and is rapidly becoming the standard tool for designing new motors. Appropriate physics-based models are required for the propellant, chamber, nozzle, and plume regions. We discuss some modern developments of physics-based models used in virtual engineering, and comment on current trends. We anticipate that virtual engineering will one day be used at the design stage, with full scale motor firings reserved as a final qualification test.

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Additional Information:© 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Subject Keywords:solid propellants; propellant morphology; stability; agglomeration; two-phase flow; combustion; chamber pressure; burn rate; aluminum
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Official Citation:Jackson, T. L. and Austin, J. M. 2010. Solid Propulsion: Motor Interior Ballistics – Modeling and Design. Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:25 Sep 2014 18:15
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