Initial Firing Tests of Aluminum Rod/Water Hybrid Rockets

Yuji Saito, Landon Kamps, Ayumu Tsuji, Masashi Wakita, Hiroyuki Koizumi, Keisuke Asai, Harunori Nagata

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The combustion of aluminum and water is of relevance to many propulsion and energy conversion applications. The authors propose a concept for realizing aluminum/water hybrid rockets using PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)/oxygen hybrid rocket combustion for heating. Three experiments were conducted to examine aluminum/water combustion, and the feasibility of heating by PMMA/oxygen combustion. The results show that the melting and combustion of rod-aluminum were achieved, however the aluminum/water reaction could not be confirmed before combustion extinction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781624106026
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2020 Aug 242020 Aug 28

Publication series

NameAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum
CityVirtual, Online


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