[SS2S-Main] Re: Interesting Motor-Design Documents

  • From: Jeff Moore <tnetcenter@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: SS2S List <sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:10:32 -0800

I'm wondering if any consideration has been given to the use of aerospike
nozzles in our endeavors?   Seems to me that there is a significant
performance bump using this nozzle design as well as a significant
reduction of base drag.  I doubt if anyone has used an aerospike nozzle on
a sugar motor either - we'd be breaking new ground!

Might be worthwhile to take a closer look at!

Jeff Moore
Bend, Oregon

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:24 AM, <monsieurboo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> After reading that superb report of the latest static test, it seemed
> appropriate to cross-post this link that just showed up on the arocket
> list.  Great single-page source for some document downloads on issues that
> are quite topical for our current phase of development and testing.
> http://www.rasaero.com/dl_solid_motor.htm
> My intent in posting this is not in the least to be critical.  Au
> contraire, I have nothing but kudos for our testing program and team.  This
> is just some very interesting reading that's worth saving in a MOTOR_DESIGN
> folder somewhere in a hard disk archive.
> "Departures from Ideal Performance", for example, seems relevant to our
> quest of trying to maximize the performance of our <cough> inherently
> mediocre fuel <cough, cough, grin>
> Enjoy!
> Mark L.
> DC

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