Biphasic Dispersion Fuels for High Performance Hybrid Propulsion

2019-08-02T18:32:14Z (GMT) by Joshua D Mathews
This thesis describes a novel approach to augmenting the combustion performance of hybrid rocket fuels, specifically in terms of regression rate and combustion efficiency. Liquid additives are emulsified into molten paraffin wax using nonionic surfactants and cured to form cylindrical fuel grains. Fuel grains were tested in a lab scale, optically accessible hybrid rocket motor and compared to the performance of neat paraffin fuel grains.