Characterization of JP-8/SiO 2 and RP-1/SiO 2 gels

P. H S Santos, R. Arnold, W. E. Anderson, Marcelo Carignano, O. H. Campanella

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Abstract

For next generation air-breathing and rocket propulsion systems gelled propellants can be a promising replacement for conventional solid and liquid propellants. Especially for rocket engine op-eration, the application of a gelled fuel and gelled oxidizer can combine the advantages of conventional solid and liquid propellants without taking into ac-count the specific disadvantages of both individual systems. The present publication describes the rheo-logical behavior of gelled JP-8 turbine fuel and gelled rocket propellant RP-1 when fumed silica is used as a gelling agent. Alongside the determination of an optimal gel mixing process, gel stability and rheolog-ical parameters showed a significant influence of the added silica amount.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEngineering Letters
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Liquid propellants
Solid propellants
Propellants
Rockets
Gels
Silica
Rocket engines
Propulsion
Turbines
Air

Keywords

  • Advanced propellants
  • Gel
  • Hydrocarbon
  • JP-8
  • Non-Newtonian
  • Rocket engine
  • RP-1
  • Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Santos, P. H. S., Arnold, R., Anderson, W. E., Carignano, M., & Campanella, O. H. (2010). Characterization of JP-8/SiO 2 and RP-1/SiO 2 gels. Engineering Letters, 18(1).

Characterization of JP-8/SiO 2 and RP-1/SiO 2 gels. / Santos, P. H S; Arnold, R.; Anderson, W. E.; Carignano, Marcelo; Campanella, O. H.

In: Engineering Letters, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.02.2010.

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Santos, PHS, Arnold, R, Anderson, WE, Carignano, M & Campanella, OH 2010, 'Characterization of JP-8/SiO 2 and RP-1/SiO 2 gels', Engineering Letters, vol. 18, no. 1.
Santos PHS, Arnold R, Anderson WE, Carignano M, Campanella OH. Characterization of JP-8/SiO 2 and RP-1/SiO 2 gels. Engineering Letters. 2010 Feb 1;18(1).
Santos, P. H S ; Arnold, R. ; Anderson, W. E. ; Carignano, Marcelo ; Campanella, O. H. / Characterization of JP-8/SiO 2 and RP-1/SiO 2 gels. In: Engineering Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 1.
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