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|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1953|
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|Deposited On:||09 May 2003|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:40|
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