solid propellant


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solid propellant

[′säl·əd prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A rocket propellant in solid form, usually containing both fuel and oxidizer combined or mixed, and formed into a monolithic (not powdered or granulated) grain. Also known as solid rocket fuel; solid rocket propellant.
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It indicates that the method can obtain an effective result and shows its potential in the prediction of mechanical properties of solid propellants.
Damage can occur in the brittle grains of solid propellants under the action of a mechanical shock, inducing a possible unsafe behavior of the propellant.
Analysis 3-D grain burn back of solid propellant rocket motors and verification with rocket motor test.
The TLC test kit can be used almost anywhere to test for safe levels of RES in solid propellants that are stabilized with diphenlyamine, 2-nitrodiphenylamine, ethyl centralite, or Akardite II.
It is powered by a single stage solid propellant rocket motor.
The two booster rockets flanking the space shuttle's liquid-fuel engine run on solid propellant. These materials are typically made of an aluminum fuel with an ammonium perchlorate oxidizer built right into them, so they're very compact.
Envirogen specializes in proprietary methods of remediating and treating complex contaminants including ammonium percholorate (solid propellant for rockets and missiles), MTBE (fuel additive used to make gasoline burn cleaner) and 1,4-dioxane (explosives), many of which are recognized by industry, regulators and the national press as significant environmental challenges in the United States.
This device measures the suppression effectiveness of impulsively discharged gases (such as from a pressurized storage bottle or solid propellant gas generator), the impact of a hot surface on continuous suppression, the impact of a recirculating flow and the impact of a liquid spray.
Yemeni troops also launched a total of 45 domestically-produced ballistic missiles, including three solid propellant and Scud-type Borkan-1 (Volcano-1) ones, three Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) missiles and three long-range Borkan H-2 missiles into the positions of Saudi troopers and Saudi-backed militiamen.
It is known the metal additives, on the one hand, lead to improving the energy performance of composite solid propellant due to high temperature of combustion [3], and on the other hand, they are the sources of specific impulse losses due to incomplete combustion of metal particles (especially for small-scale SRM and nozzleless SRM) [4].
The three stage, solid propellant missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 8:50am, defence sources said.
With a liftoff weight of 40 tonnes, the 23.8- m tall ASLV was configured as a five- stage, all- solid propellant vehicle with a mission to put 150- kg class satellites in 400- km circular orbits

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