Solid Rocket Motors

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While employed by Thiokol and Stone Engineering Company  in the late 80's through the mid 90's I performed state-of-the art structural analysis on a variety of solid rocket motor components including metal and composite cases, propellent grains, and rocket nozzles. I played a major role in the development of many solid rocket propulsion systems for tactical and strategic missiles including Sidewinder, Aegis, Tow, Patriot, Maverick, Hellfire, FOG-M, Sargeant, Trident, Delta-III,  Here are few graphical examples of my finite-element analysis results.a


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The above image shows the predicted deformation for corresponding to the previous image. You can clearly see how the case bends under the internal pressure load.


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