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Liquid Rocket Engine Self-Cooled Combustion Chambers
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Aerojet, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Rocketdyne, Bell Aerospace,and the NASA Lewis Research Center

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Liquid Rocket Engine Self-Cooled Combustion Chambers
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Aerojet, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Rocketdyne, Bell Aerospace,and the NASA Lewis Research Center


A thick and highly-technical NASA report on ablative, radiation cooled, internally-regenerative (interegen), heat sink, and adiabatic wall chambers. Reviews many exotic high-temperature materials, and complex thermochemical reactions that often occur.  

Self-cooled rocket engine combustion chambers have mainly been used with low pressure, low thrust designs such as reaction-control engines.  This book covers the design of reinforced phenolic (silica, graphite, or carbon) ablative liners, and the use of high-temperature refractories. 

Includes details and specifications for operational rocket engines from several programs:

Gemini OAMS
Apollo RCS
Surveyor spacecraft vernier propulsion
Saturn ACS
Apollo LEM descent engine
Apollo LEM ascent engine
Titan III transtage propulsion
Lance main propulsion
... and many others

CONTENTS

Introduction
State of the Art
Design Criteria and Recommended Practices

Ablative chambers
Thermochemical design
Liner
Throat insert
Insulation and structural shell
Structural design
Throat insert
Structural shell
Attachments
Fabrication
Process controls
Product discrepancies
Radiation-cooled chambers
Thermal design
Wall materials
Wall coatings
Wall configuration
Structural design
Chamber
Attachments
Interegen and heat-sink chambers
Thermal design
Wall thickness and film cooling
Wall contour
Hot restart
Structural design
Chamber wall
Attachments
Fabrication
Adiabatic-wall chambers
Thermal design
Materials
Structural design
Chamber wall
Attachments
Heat transfer to the chamber wall
Evaluation of Stanton Number
Film cooling analysis
Film coolant injection
Appendix A -- Analytical Model for Gas Film Cooling
Appendix B -- Analytical Model for Liquid Film Cooling
Appendix C -- Conversion of U.S. Customary Units to SI Units
Appendix D -- Glossary
References


Sample illustrations are greatly reduced in size and resolution

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An exceptional and hard-to-find design resource for the "amateur" experimental rocket scientist and engineer.  Printed directly from a NASA digital document file, with a high-resolution laser printer on high-quality, bright-white, acid-free paper and quality bound for years of reference use.  134 pages, 34 illustrations and graphics, 11" x 8-1/2" size.   $22.95
 

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