ece231assn4

ece231assn4 - ECE 231 Fall 2010 Programming Assignment 4...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ECE 231 – Fall 2010 Programming Assignment 4 Due: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM Solid rocket motors are used as boosters for the space shuttle, in satellite vehicles and in weapons systems. The propellant is a solid combination of fuel and oxidizer, about the consistency of an eraser. For the space shuttle the fuel component is aluminum and the oxidizer is ammonium perchlorate, held together with an epoxy resin “glue.” The propellant mixture is poured into a motor case, and the resin is allowed to sure under controlled conditions. Because the motors are extremely large, they are cast in segments, each of which requires several “batches” of propellant to fill. This casting-curing process is sensitive to temperature, humidity and pressure. If the conditions aren’t just right, the fuel could ignite or the propellant grain (which means its shape; the term grain is borrowed from artillery) properties might be degraded. Solid rocket motors are extremely expensive and clearly must work right every time, or the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course ECE 231 taught by Professor Peralta,s during the Fall '08 term at New Mexico.

Page1 / 2

ece231assn4 - ECE 231 Fall 2010 Programming Assignment 4...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online