Experimental investigation of laboratory-scale rocket engine fed on solid polyethylene rod as fuel

1Emets, VV, 2Sanin, FP, 1Dzhur, Ye.O, 1Masliany, MV, 3Kostritsyn, OU, 1Minteev, GV, 4Ushkanov, VM
1Oles Honchar National University of Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
2Oles Honchar National University of Dnipropetrovsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
3Oles Honchar National University of Dnipropetrovsk,Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
4The State Enterprise «Production Association Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant named after A.M. Makarov» (YUZHMASH), Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2007, 13 ;(6):018-030
Publication Language: Ukrainian
Fire testing of the laboratory-scale rocket engine with the consumable solid polyethylene rod as fuel is described. The experimental data on heat flows, gasification rate and heat transfer coefficient are presented. Results of the testing may be useful for designing launch vehicles with combustible polyethylene tank shells.
Keywords: fuel, launch vehicles, polyethylene
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