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"Solid Propellant Processing Factors in Rocket Motor Design"

by Aerojet, Thiokol, Rocketdyne, United Technology and NASA scientists and engineers

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Solid Propellant Processing Factors in Rocket Motor Design

by Aerojet, Thiokol, Rocketdyne, United Technology and NASA scientists and engineers

The best book of its kind.  If you design, build, test, or use solid propellant rockets, you need this reference handbook.  It's the official NASA solid propellant planning and chemical engineering guide, loaded with once highly-secret ballistics data, formulation planning parameters, propellant processing details, scientific analyses, rocketry information, and military missile lore, providing data on all types of modern rocket and missile propellants. 

Prepared at the NASA Lewis Research Center by scientists and engineers from Aerojet-General Corporation, Rocketdyne Solid Rocket Division (North American Rockwell Corporation), United Technology Center (United Aircraft Corporation), and Thiokol Chemical Corporation, this valuable book gives the practical information you need to formulate and make high-technology, state-of-the-art composite solid propellants. 

The contents are the result of more than 40 years of investigations by the world's largest propulsion contractors.  Literally billions of dollars were spent obtaining this critical yet hard-to-find data. 


Typical engineering graph (this one showing
effects of AP particle sizes; much smaller than in book)

It covers propellant formulations and properties, grain design, liners, and motor cases.  The ballistic aspects of propellant formulations and fabrication are studied, outlining the steps necessary to achieve a successful composite solid propellant grain. 
 
 
 


Typical engineering graph (this one showing
effects of Al particle sizes; much smaller than in book)

In a word, this is the most complete and comprehensive book ever written about the theoretical and practical chemical engineering design of modern solid propellants. 

The comprehensive text investigates in detail design criteria and recommended practices; propellant formulations and properties; hazards and toxicity; deflagration and detonation; burning rate of cured propellants; control and reproducibility; proprietary ingredients; rheology of uncured propellant; pot life; 
performance vs. solids loading; effects of moisture; grain design & geometry; core design; propellant machining; prediction of thrust; ignition and tailoff; motor liners, and much more!

This massive reference text covers virtually every topic related to solid rocket propellant chemical engineering.  It’s thick, heavy, and packed with accurate, detailed information for the professional (and “amateur”) rocket scientist, engineer, technician, and experimenter.

There are also engineering figures and tables to support the text.  Plus there's an 6-page glossary of nomenclature, symbols, and definitions; 5 pages of technical references (58 different studies are listed);  ... and MUCH more not mentioned here!
 
 
 


Typical engineering graph (this one showing effects of cure
time on PBAN propellants; much smaller than in book)

If you design, build, test, or fly rockets or missiles of any size, you'll want this superb reference textbook.  It’s especially useful for “amateur” rocket builders -- with an abundance of data, esoteric information, and once-secret lore from the world's foremost rocket builders: Aerojet, Thiokol, UTC, Rocketdyne, and NASA.

Very hard to find and now out-of-print, this new limited edition has been republished by the Rocket Science Institute.  It's printed with a high-resolution laser printer (not photocopied) on high-quality, bright-white, acid-free paper for years of reference use.  84 pages, large and easy-to-read 11" x 8-1/2" size.  ISBN 1-878628-20-8          $19.95

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