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Properties of ethylene oxide and hydrazine related to their use as propellants

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Robison, William Clay (1953) Properties of ethylene oxide and hydrazine related to their use as propellants. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05092003-093602

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PART I. Ethylene Oxide as a Monopropellant.

Thermodynamic calculations to determine the theoretical performance of ethylene oxide as a monopropellant have been carried out for various possible decomposition reactions. A survey of the literature on the kinetics of the thermal decomposition of ethylene oxide is presented.

PART II. Experimental Measurement of the Heats of Dissociation of Hydrazine - Water and Hydrazine - Alcohol Systems.

A glass apparatus has been constructed for determining heats of dissociation at low temperatures. Published data on hydrazine-water mixtures have been checked. The heat of dissociation of N[subscript2] H[subscript 4][...]CH[subscript 3]OH has been found to be 8.62 Kcals/mole.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1953
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05092003-093602
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05092003-093602
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1691
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:09 May 2003
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:40

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