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High-Temperature Polymer Composites Tested for Hypersonic Rocket Combustor Backup StructureSignificant component weight reductions are required to achieve the aggressive thrust-toweight goals for the Rocket Based Combined Cycle (RBCC) third-generation, reusable liquid propellant rocket engine, which is one possible engine for a future single-stage-toorbit vehicle. A collaboration between the NASA Glenn Research Center and Boeing Rocketdyne was formed under the Higher Operating Temperature Propulsion Components (HOTPC) program and, currently, the Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) Project to develop carbon-fiber-reinforced high-temperature polymer matrix composites (HTPMCs). This program focused primarily on the combustor backup structure to replace all metallic support components with a much lighter polymer-matrixcomposite- (PMC-) titanium honeycomb sandwich structure.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Sutter, James K.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Shin, E. Eugene
(Ohio Aerospace Inst. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Thesken, John C.
(Ohio Aerospace Inst. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Fink, Jeffrey E.
(Boeing Co. Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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