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Particle Size in Solid Rocket Motor Plume: New Experimental Method

Maggi, Filippo and Carlotti, Stefania and Galfetti, Luciano and Liljedahl, Mattias and Saile, Dominik and Gülhan, Ali and Langener, Tobias and Van den Eynde, Jeroen (2019) Particle Size in Solid Rocket Motor Plume: New Experimental Method. ESA Conference Bureau / ATPI Corporate Events. International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics, and Re-entry Missions & Engineering, 30. Sept. - 3. Okt. 2019, Monopoli, Italien.

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Abstract

Solid propellant rocket boosters release metal oxide particulate in the atmosphere, as a result of the combustion of the aluminum powder contained in the energetic material. The characterization of these particles is still an open question regarding the environmental impact of space launch activities. For this reason an innovative collection technique was conceived in the frame of the EMAP (Experimental Modelling of Alumina Particulate in Solid Booster) project, an activity financed by the European Space Agency. The method consists in an intrusive probe capable of quenching and capturing the particles exiting from the nozzle, thus enabling size measurement, chemical characterization, and morphology observation. This paper presents an overview of the activity and reports some preliminary results obtained from the initial particle size characterization.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133855/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Particle Size in Solid Rocket Motor Plume: New Experimental Method
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Maggi, Filippofilippo.maggi (at) polimi.itUNSPECIFIED
Carlotti, Stefaniastefania.carlotti (at) polimi.itUNSPECIFIED
Galfetti, Lucianoluciano.galfetti (at) polimi.itUNSPECIFIED
Liljedahl, Mattiasmattias.liljedahl (at) foi.seUNSPECIFIED
Saile, DominikDominik.Saile (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4631-2072
Gülhan, AliAli.Gülhan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Langener, TobiasESA-ESTEC, NoordwijkUNSPECIFIED
Van den Eynde, JeroenESA-ESTEC, NLUNSPECIFIED
Date:2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:ESA Conference Bureau / ATPI Corporate Events
Series Name:International Conference on Flight vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions and Engineering
Status:Published
Keywords:solid propellant, hot plume, particles, environmental impact, alumina, subscale rocket motor, experiments
Event Title:International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics, and Re-entry Missions & Engineering
Event Location:Monopoli, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30. Sept. - 3. Okt. 2019
Organizer:ESA Conference Bureau / ATPI Corporate Events
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeuge Entwurf, Systemanalyse, Simulation, Messtechnik (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonoc and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: Saile, Dominik
Deposited On:28 Jan 2020 15:19
Last Modified:23 Mar 2020 09:08

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