Application of ultrasonic burning rate measurement method on closed bombs

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2013
Mumcu, Berkan
In this thesis study, detailed information about solid rocket motors and ultrasonic burning rate measurement method is given. An experimental setup is prepared for applying the ultrasonic burning rate measurement method. Before performing the burning tests, some pre-tests are performed for affirming the ultrasonic sensor and obtaining some experimental coefficients. Two different types of propellants, which do not include aluminum, are produced for the burning tests. The first type of the propellants has two different batches while the second type has one batch. Coupling materials, which are compatible with these propellants, are prepared. Uncertainty analysis is performed to get burning rate uncertainties of ultrasonic burning rate measurement method and test motor firing method. After that, burning rate measurement experiments are made by using ultrasonic burning rate measurement method. The results of these experiments are compared with each other and test motor firings. Finally, the applicability of the ultrasonic burning rate measurement method is discussed.
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B. Mumcu, “Application of ultrasonic burning rate measurement method on closed bombs,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.