Engineering Sciences

Title :

A Computational Study of Propulsive Performance of Metal-Based Refrigerated and Gelled Composite Propellants

Area of research :

Engineering Sciences

Focus area :

Mechanical Engineering

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Dilipsrinivas Sundaram, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

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Executive Summary :

Metal particles and liquid oxidizer propellants are popular due to their simplicity, safety, and green exhaust. They can be prepared as Refrigerated Solid Propellants (RSPs) or Gelled Composite Propellants (GCPs). These formulations offer performance comparable to liquid propellants without compromising the design simplicity of solid rocket motors. Numerical treatment of convective fluxes, boundary conditions, grain configurations, and simulations will be conducted for various propellant formulations and compared with experimental data.

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