The Purdue University Hypergolic Propellants Lab is an interdisciplinary facility of the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories at Purdue University. Our research. Gelled/Neat Hypergolic Propellant Ignition and Combustion. Overview. Impinging Jets Set-up. Impinging jet apparatus featuring electromechanical actuators and. “Search for Green Hypergolic Propellants: Gas-Phase Ethanol/Nitrogen Tetroxide Reactivity”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 6 (), pp.

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In this staged bipropellant system the peroxide is fed through a catalyst bed which decomposed the oxidizer into oxygen gas and high temperature steam.

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The most common hypergolic fuels, hydrazinemonomethylhydrazine and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazineand oxidizer, nitrogen tetroxideare all liquid at ordinary temperatures and pressures. Additionally, hypergo,ic of the most important quantities for a hypergolic propellant is the ignition delay, the time between fluid contact and ignition; alternatively, the chemical ignition delay may be used, where the time between the onset of vaporization and ignition is utilized as defined in [ 34 ].

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The equation of state in this model was based on the Peng-Robinson equation with a quadratic Van der Waals, one-fluid mixing rule to incorporate experimental data. The measurement for the ignition delay may be taken in two different ways: It is totally invisible without some external source of illumination. In the former, a fuel with suspended catalyst is prepared such that the catalyst decomposes the hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water, and these products then react with the main fuel.


Although larger hypergolic engines in some launch vehicles use turbopumpsmost hypergolic engines are pressure fed. In the impinging jet test, the two components are mixed as they are injected into a combustion chamber, and as before, the ignition delay is defined as the time between stream impingement and ignition as seen using high speed cameras [ 8 ]. Increasing the initial combustion chamber pressure will decrease the ignition delay.

The hypergolic rocket motor had the advantage of fast climb and quick-hitting tactics at the cost of being very volatile and capable of exploding with any degree of inattention. This section needs additional citations for verification. The two propellant components usually consist of a fuel and an oxidizer.

Perfect mixing so every bit of both gypergolic is reacted? Without that process, no cryogenic propellants would exist. In regards to hydrazine-based propellants, it was shown that there are two main directives in the literature: Another ionic liquid which is being explored as a potential propellant is 1-ethyl-3 methylimidazolium perchlorate [emim][ClO 4 ], or [C 6 H 11 ][ ] [ 4142 ].

Therefore the results of both [ 1819 ] make physical sense.

Molecular dynamics simulations involving Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics suggest that the initial reaction between MMH and NTO produces methyl diazene and later dimethyl tetrazane and methyl triazine.

Downstream of this catalyst bed the fuel, such as kerosene, is introduced and burned in the combustion chamber. Currently, much research is being done on replacing hydrazines with more environmentally friendly and less hazardous materials, but while these technologies are still being developed work continues on improving hydrazine-based propellants.


Because the second light production is more localized, it was suggested that this was the initial flame kernel [ 13 ]. Source for the shuttle, which has a very similar chemistry:. BMW developed engines burning a hypergolic mix of nitric acid with various combinations prolellants amines, xylidines and anilines.

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Hypergolic propellants or at least hypergolic ignition were far less prone to hard starts than electric or pyrotechnic ignition. Gelation may also be suitable for novel, hydrazine-free hypergolic formulations. They developed engines powered by aniline and nitric acid. Instead, recent efforts have been made to explore the reactions of hydrazine and its derivatives using a combination of spectrometry, spectroscopy, high speed photography, and computer simulations.

In a separate portion of their study, Nusca and McQuaid [ 27 ] suggested that chemicals which have lone electron pairs aligned with the C—N bond will hypegolic shorter ignition propdllants when mixed with IRFNA than chemicals whose lone pairs are misaligned [ 27 ].

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As the silanes have positive heats of formation, these materials have a wide range oxidizer-fuel ratios leading to high-impulse [ 35 ].