Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 96–107 | Cite as

Error analysis of burning-rate measurement procedures

  • R. O. Hessler
  • R. L. Glick


Burning-rate measurement procedures are contrasted, using a round-robin dataset of simulated motor data having either instantaneous or noninstantaneous burnout as the principal variable. Bias error components of two historical procedures are specifically identified and measured. An iterative least-squares group analysis is shown to improve results from the historical procedures by eliminating the effect of nonneutral pressure-time histories. A two-point measurement procedure is shown to produce bias-free results for these simulations.


Burning Rate Burning Time Rocket Motor Mass Storage Rate Definition 
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© Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. O. Hessler
    • 1
  • R. L. Glick
    • 2
  1. 1.SomervilleUSA
  2. 2.RensselaerUSA

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