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.
Schnelker, D. E.
Kami, S. (Hughes Research Laboratories Malibu, Calif., United States)
August 6, 2013
April 1, 1972
AIAA PAPER 72-431
Meeting: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electric Propulsion Conference
Location: Bethesda, MD
Start Date: April 17, 1972
End Date: April 19, 1972
Sponsors: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics