Experimental study of thrust performance for one-single stage solid rocket propellant / Norafizal Ali Afandi

Ali Afandi, Norafizal (2006) Experimental study of thrust performance for one-single stage solid rocket propellant / Norafizal Ali Afandi. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


This project is more on the development and testing of a small rocket engine with its propellant. A rocket propellant can be categorized into three types that is solid, liquid and hybrid propellant. The types of propellant are differ due to its material, mixture and application. This project focuses on design and fabricates a low cost rocket engine by using solid propellants. It consumes safer chemical substances compared to conventional rocket engines. The ingredient of this solid propellant consists of Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) as its oxidizer and Epoxy (C15H28O7) as its organic fuel. The main advantage to develop and construct this project is because of the low cost and availability of overall raw materials. This rocket engine ignites easily with a black powder igniter. The main objective of this project is to design, fabricate and testing a solid rocket propellant. Then, the thrust performance of solid rocket propellant based on different dimensions can be determined. In this experiment, the thrust has been measured using Data Acquisition System software. Lastly, the result obtained has been compared with theoretical calculations before discussions were made.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Ali Afandi, Norafizal
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Rahmad, Junaidah
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machinery exclusive of prime movers
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical)
Keywords: Rocket, Propellant, Fabricates
Date: 2006
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/37342
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