Studies on Flame Spread with Sudden Expansions of Ports of Solid Propellant Rockets under Elevated Pressure.
Keywords: Elevated Pressure, Flame spread, Solid Propellant, cinephotography, non- uniform ports
AbstractA detailed experimental study on flame spread over non-uniform ports of solid propellant rockets has been carried out. An idealised. 2-dimensional laboratory motor was used for the experimental study with the aid of cinephotography. Freshly prepared rectangular HTPB propellant with backward facing step was used as the specimenfor this study. It has been shown conclusively that under certain conditions of step location. step height and port height which govern the velocity of gases at the step by the partially ignited propellant surface. secondary ignition may occur far downstream of the step. This is very likely to be within the recirculatingflow region. The secondary ignition gives rise to two additional flame fronts one of which spreads backwardat a relatively lower velocity,presumably due to the low reverse velocities present around the separation zone. This phenomenon is likely to play an important role in the ignition transient of solid propellant rockets with non-uniform ports.
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Raghunandan, B., Madhavan, N., Sanjeev, C., & Kumar, V. (2013). Studies on Flame Spread with Sudden Expansions of Ports of Solid Propellant Rockets under Elevated Pressure. Defence Science Journal, 46(5), 417-423. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.46.4313
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