Multiscale damage modeling of solid propellants: Theory and computational framework

Karel Matous, Helen M. Inglis, Xiaofang Gu, Thomas L. Jackson, Daniel Rypl, Philippe H Geubelle

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The present work provides a theoretical and computational framework for modeling the macroscopic/microscopic behavior and interfacial decohesion of grains during propellant loading. The micro-scale is characterized by a unit cell, which contains micro-constituents (grains) dispersed in a polymeric blend. We have used a packing algorithm, treating the ammonium Perchlorate (AP) as spheres or discs, which enables us to generate packs which match the size distribution and volume fraction of actual propellants. Then a novel technique to characterize the pack geometry suitable for meshing is described and a powerful mesh generator is employed to obtain high quality periodic meshes with refinement zones in the regions of interest. The proposed numerical multiscale framework, based on the mathematical theory of homogenization, is capable of predicting non-homogeneous microfields and damage nucleation and propagation along the particle matrix interface, as well as the macroscopic response and mechanical properties of the damaged continuum. Examples are considered involving simple unit cells in order to illustrate the multiscale algorithm and demonstrate the complexity of the underlying physical processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jul 10 2005Jul 13 2005

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Other41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period7/10/057/13/05

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Solid propellants
Propellants
Volume fraction
Nucleation
Mechanical properties
Geometry

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  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Matous, K., Inglis, H. M., Gu, X., Jackson, T. L., Rypl, D., & Geubelle, P. H. (2005). Multiscale damage modeling of solid propellants: Theory and computational framework. Paper presented at 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, United States.

Multiscale damage modeling of solid propellants : Theory and computational framework. / Matous, Karel; Inglis, Helen M.; Gu, Xiaofang; Jackson, Thomas L.; Rypl, Daniel; Geubelle, Philippe H.

2005. Paper presented at 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, United States.

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Matous, K, Inglis, HM, Gu, X, Jackson, TL, Rypl, D & Geubelle, PH 2005, 'Multiscale damage modeling of solid propellants: Theory and computational framework' Paper presented at 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, United States, 7/10/05 - 7/13/05, .
Matous K, Inglis HM, Gu X, Jackson TL, Rypl D, Geubelle PH. Multiscale damage modeling of solid propellants: Theory and computational framework. 2005. Paper presented at 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, United States.
Matous, Karel ; Inglis, Helen M. ; Gu, Xiaofang ; Jackson, Thomas L. ; Rypl, Daniel ; Geubelle, Philippe H. / Multiscale damage modeling of solid propellants : Theory and computational framework. Paper presented at 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, United States.
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