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Prediction of the Mechanical Erosion Rate Decrement for Carbon-Composite Nozzle by using the Nano-Size Additive Aluminum Particle
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Prediction of the Mechanical Erosion Rate Decrement for Carbon-Composite Nozzle by using the Nano-Size Additive Aluminum Particle
Tarey, Prashant; Kim, Jaiho; Levitas, Valeny I.; Ha, Dongsung; Park, Jae Hyun; Yang, Heesung;
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 Abstract
In this study, the influence of Al particle size, as an additive for solid propellant, on the mechanical erosion of the carbon-composite nozzle was evaluated. A new model which can predict the size and distribution of the agglomerated reaction product() was established, and the size of agglomerate were calculated according to the various initial size of Al in the solid propellant. With predicted results of the model, subsequently, the characteristics of mechanical erosion on the carbon-composite nozzle was estimated using a commercial CFD software, STAR CCM+. The result shows that the smaller the initial Al particles are, in the solid propellant, the lower is the mechanical erosion rate of the composite nozzle wall, especially for the nano-size Al particle.
 Keywords
Solid Rocket Motor;Mechanical Erosion;Aluminum Particle;Agglomeration;
 Language
English
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