A thermal analysis investigation of new insulator compositions based on EPDM and phenolic resin

Uyarel A., Pektas I.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS, cilt.46, sa.1, ss.163-176, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf01979956
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.163-176


New rocket insulator compositions have been studied by adding various types and amounts of fillers, such as graphite and asbestos fibres, Al2O3, MgZrO2, Cr2O3, SiC, carbon powders and phenolic resin to the base EPDM gum and graphite, kevlar, E type glass fibres to the base phenolic resin in order to improve thermal and ablative efficiency. The degradation of the insulators has been investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) analysis to 900 degrees C and DSC analysis to 500 degrees C. Conversion curves of the insulators at different heating rates were performed and maximum degradation temperatures were found as 646 and 661 degrees C for EPDM P and phenolic resin, respectively. The kinetic parameters for degradation have been evaluated and the lifetime of the rocket insulators has been estimated. Thermal analysis has been conducted on the insulators and the in-depth temperature distribution was evaluated in order to find optimum insulation thickness.