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Effects of Plasticizers on Solid Rocket Propellant Adhesion

The goal of this research is to characterize the mechanical properties of composite solid rocket propellants as they relate to two plasticizers: Dioctyl Adipate (DOA) and Isodecyl Pelargonate (IDP). Specifically, this project focused on the adhesive bond between a propellant and motor liner. Composite solid rocket propellants are composed of a polymer matrix, in this