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Thermo-mechanical design aspects of mercury bombardment ion thrusters.The mechanical design criteria are presented as background considerations for solving problems associated with the thermomechanical design of mercury ion bombardment thrusters. Various analytical procedures are used to aid in the development of thruster subassemblies and components in the fields of heat transfer, vibration, and stress analysis. Examples of these techniques which provide computer solutions to predict and control stress levels encountered during launch and operation of thruster systems are discussed. Computer models of specific examples are presented.
Document ID
19720043754
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Schnelker, D. E.
Kami, S. (Hughes Research Laboratories Malibu, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1972
Subject Category
PROPULSION SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 72-431
Meeting Information
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electric Propulsion Conference(Bethesda, MD)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-14058
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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