Volume 1, 2009Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||141 - 152|
|Section||Solid Rocket Propulsion|
|Published online||16 September 2011|
P80 SRM low torque flex-seal development − thermal and chemical modeling of molding process
The development of the flex-seal component of the P80 nozzle gave the opportunity to set up new design and manufacturing process methods. Due to the short development lead time required by VEGA program, the usual manufacturing iterative tests work flow, which is usually time consuming, had to be enhanced in order to use a more predictive approach. A newly refined rubber vulcanization description was built up and identified on laboratory samples. This chemical model was implemented in a thermal analysis code. The complete model successfully supports the manufacturing processes. These activities were conducted with the support of ESA/CNES Research & Technologies and DGA (General Delegation for Armament).
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