Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

52, 1, pp. 139-149, Warsaw 2014

Investigation of an additional oxidizer charge effect on selected operational characteristics of a solid-fuel rocket engine

Andrzej Żyluk, Mariusz Pietraszek

The paper has been intended to discuss some issues closely related to the elimination of an extremely disadvantageous phenomenon, i.e. the occurrence of a negative oxygen balance in products of combustion emitted by a solid-fuel rocket engine while launching a missile from the aircraft. Findings of experimental examination of such engines furnished with an additional oxidizer charge have also been presented.
Keywords: oxygen balance, rocket engine; aircraft; experimental examination; oxidizer charge