Elongational behavior of gelled propellant simulants

A. L. Yarin, E. Zussman, A. Theron, S. Rahimi, Z. Sobe, D. Hasan

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The rheological behavior of gelled propellant simulants in uniaxial elongational flow was studied using an elongational rheometer. A elongational viscometer was used to characterize the elongational flow behavior, and shear viscosity was measured with a rotational viscometer. It was found that the gelled simulants followed the power-law constitutive equations in simple shear and uniaxial elongational tests, over two decades of shear and elongation rates. The results show that the elongational behavior of gelled propellant simulants can be inferred from their shear behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-116
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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