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Title: Safety test of an improved multihundred watt FSA: launch abort, solid propellant fire

Abstract

This safety test consisted of exposing a simulant-fueled Improved Multihundred Watt Fuel Sphere Assembly, containing a Pt-3008 sphere holding the fuel simulant, to a single proximity fire of UTP-3001 solid rocket propellant for 10.5 min. The graphite outside shell sustained only minor abrasion damage. It was covered on one side with a heavy deposit of alumina from the fire mixed with silica from the test bed. The Pt-3008 shell had small amounts of carbon, alumina, and silica deposited on its surface but sustained no other damage. The PT-3008 sphere was not breached, and therefore the fuel sphere assembly would not release fuel in a solid-propellant fire of a launch abort. 12 figures.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6653079
Report Number(s):
LA-7314-MS
TRN: 78-018021
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCES; SAFETY; CONTAINERS; DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; FIRES; GRAPHITE; PERFORMANCE TESTING; PLATINUM BASE ALLOYS; PROPELLANTS; RHODIUM ALLOYS; SPHERES; TUNGSTEN ALLOYS; ALLOYS; CARBON; ELEMENTS; HEAT SOURCES; MATERIALS TESTING; NONMETALS; PLATINUM ALLOYS; PLATINUM METAL ALLOYS; TESTING; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 070300* - Isotopic Power Supplies

Citation Formats

Seabourn, C M. Safety test of an improved multihundred watt FSA: launch abort, solid propellant fire. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6653079.
Seabourn, C M. Safety test of an improved multihundred watt FSA: launch abort, solid propellant fire. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6653079
Seabourn, C M. Sat . "Safety test of an improved multihundred watt FSA: launch abort, solid propellant fire". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6653079. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6653079.
@article{osti_6653079,
title = {Safety test of an improved multihundred watt FSA: launch abort, solid propellant fire},
author = {Seabourn, C M},
abstractNote = {This safety test consisted of exposing a simulant-fueled Improved Multihundred Watt Fuel Sphere Assembly, containing a Pt-3008 sphere holding the fuel simulant, to a single proximity fire of UTP-3001 solid rocket propellant for 10.5 min. The graphite outside shell sustained only minor abrasion damage. It was covered on one side with a heavy deposit of alumina from the fire mixed with silica from the test bed. The Pt-3008 shell had small amounts of carbon, alumina, and silica deposited on its surface but sustained no other damage. The PT-3008 sphere was not breached, and therefore the fuel sphere assembly would not release fuel in a solid-propellant fire of a launch abort. 12 figures.},
doi = {10.2172/6653079},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6653079}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {7}
}