Experimental Analysis of the Influence of Length to Diameter Ratio on Erosive Burning in a Solid Tubular Propellant Grain
Erosive burning usually refers to the increase in the propellant burning rate caused by high velocity combustion gasses flowing over the propellant surface. It may seriously affect the performance of solid-propellant rocket motors . A series of experiments had been made to study the effects of length to the diameter ratio in a single tubular propellant grain on the erosive burning phenomenon. In the same combustion pressure and different grain geometries, the burning pattern of AP1based propellant were recorded. Furthermore, pressure-time curve for each condition was obtained. The mean velocity gradient is obtained by some thermo-gas-dynamical analysis on experimental data. The results can be used for preliminary design of AP based tubular propellant rocket motors. This method may be used for other types of tubular solid propellants which defer in chemical formulation.
M. R. Z. Sheikholeslam et al., "Experimental Analysis of the Influence of Length to Diameter Ratio on Erosive Burning in a Solid Tubular Propellant Grain", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 3394-3399, 2012