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Small-Scale Hybrid Rocket Test Stand & Characterization of Swirl Injectors

Abstract Derived from the necessity to increase testing capabilities of hybrid rocket motor (HRM) propulsion systems for Daedalus Astronautics at Arizona State University, a small-scale motor and test stand were designed and developed to characterize all components of the system. The motor is designed for simple integration and setup, such that both the forward-end enclosure and end cap can be easily removed for rapid integration of components during testing. Each of the components of the motor is removable allowing for a broad range of testing capabilities. While examining injectors and their potential it is thought ideal to obtain the highest regression rates and overall motor performance possible. The oxidizer and fuel are N2O and hydroxyl-termin... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Summers, Matt H. (Author) / Lee, Taewoo (Advisor) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Wells, Valana (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering / Mechanical engineering / hybrid / injector / motor / rocket
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 130 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Aerospace Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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