Rheology of JP-8/SiO2 and RP-1/SiO2 gels

Paulo H.S. Santos, Richard Arnold, William E. Anderson, Marcelo A. Carignano, Osvaldo H. Campanella

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Abstract

Gelled propellants can be a promising replacement for next generation propulsion systems. For rocket engine operation, the application of a gelled fuel and gelled oxidizer can combine the advantages of liquid propellants (e.g., high performance, throttled operation, and multiple starts) without many of the specific disadvantages of the individual systems. A study is presented that describes the rheological behavior of gelled JP-8 turbine fuel and gelled rocket propellant RP-1 when fumed silica is used as a gelling agent. Along with the determination of an optimal gel mixing process, gel stability and rheological parameters showed a significant dependence on the added silica amount.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies, Volume 4 - Special Edition of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science
Pages288-300
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2010
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Engineering Technologies - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 200922 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1247
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Advances in Engineering Technologies
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period20/10/0922/10/09

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Keywords

  • JP-8
  • RP-1
  • advanced propellants
  • gel
  • hydrocarbon
  • non-Newtonian
  • silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Santos, P. H. S., Arnold, R., Anderson, W. E., Carignano, M. A., & Campanella, O. H. (2010). Rheology of JP-8/SiO2 and RP-1/SiO2 gels. In IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies, Volume 4 - Special Edition of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (pp. 288-300). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1247). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3460238