| || Burn-back Equations for High Volumetric Loading Single-grain Dual-thrust Rocket Propellant Configuration (Review Paper)
Author : Shekhar, Himanshu
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:61(2) ; 2011 ; pp 165-170
Subject : 620.261 Explosives
Keywords : rocket propellants;Dual-thrust;web burnt;burning surface;boost-sustain
Abstract : Dual-thrust mode is adopted in solid propellant rocket propulsion through tailoring of burning area, nozzle, rocket motor chamber, propellant type, multiple propellant blocks. In the present study, mathematical formulation has been evolved for generation of burning surface area with web burnt for a simple central blind hole in a solid cylindrical propellant geometry with proper partial inhibition on external and lateral surfaces. The burn-back equation has been validated by static firing and parametric study was conducted to understand effect of various control geometrical parameters. The system is utilised for high volumetric loading, single propellant, single composition, single-chamber, single nozzle dual-thrust mode of burning profiles in rocket application.