Initial Firing Tests of Aluminum Rod/Water Hybrid Rockets

Yuji Saito, Landon Kamps, Ayumu Tsuji, Masashi Wakita, Hiroyuki Koizumi, Keisuke Asai, Harunori Nagata

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Abstract

The combustion of aluminum and water is of relevance to many propulsion and energy conversion applications. The authors propose a concept for realizing aluminum/water hybrid rockets using PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)/oxygen hybrid rocket combustion for heating. Three experiments were conducted to examine aluminum/water combustion, and the feasibility of heating by PMMA/oxygen combustion. The results show that the melting and combustion of rod-aluminum were achieved, however the aluminum/water reaction could not be confirmed before combustion extinction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781624106026
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2020 Aug 242020 Aug 28

Publication series

NameAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/8/2420/8/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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