| || Ethylene-propylene Diene Rubber as a Futuristic Elastomer for Insulation of Solid Rocket Motors
Author : Bhuvaneswari, C.M. ;Sureshkumar, M.S.;Kakade, S.D.;Gupta, Manoj
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:56(3) ; 2006 ; pp 309-320
Subject : 623.4 Armaments and Ballistics;662.3 Propellants;629.76 Rockets and Missiles
Keywords : Solid rocket motors;Insulation;Ethylene-propylene diene rubber;Ablation resistance;EPDM;Case-bonded solid rocket motors
Abstract : The study carried out so far on the application of ethylene-propylene diene rubber (EPDM) in the field of insulation of case bonded solid rocket motors has been reviewed. The various studies by the authors (unpublished work) have also been reported. All these findings bring out the excellent potential of EPDM as insulator in view of its ageing resistance, low-temperature flexibility, low erosion rate, and low specific gravity.