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Selective laser melting for production of a novel high temperature electrothermal propulsion system

Selective laser melting for production of a novel high temperature electrothermal propulsion system
Selective laser melting for production of a novel high temperature electrothermal propulsion system
This paper presents the design, manufacturing and analysis of additively manufactured metal components of a novel resistojet thruster for spacecraft. The hardware includes two heat exchanger configurations with integrated nozzle and support structures. Optical analysis is used for investigation of metrology, surface characteristics and morphology. High-resolution micro Computed Tomography (CT) is used as a tool for non-destructive inspection, since the complex geometry of the thruster does not allow internal examination. The CT volume data is used to determine a surface mesh to perform coordinate measurement, nominal/actual comparison and wall thickness analysis.
Romei, F.
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Grubisic, Angelo
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Gibbon, D.
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Romei, F.
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Romei, F., Grubisic, Angelo, Gibbon, D. and Lane, O. (2016) Selective laser melting for production of a novel high temperature electrothermal propulsion system. 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2016), Guadalajara, Mexico. 26 - 30 Sep 2016. 15 pp .

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This paper presents the design, manufacturing and analysis of additively manufactured metal components of a novel resistojet thruster for spacecraft. The hardware includes two heat exchanger configurations with integrated nozzle and support structures. Optical analysis is used for investigation of metrology, surface characteristics and morphology. High-resolution micro Computed Tomography (CT) is used as a tool for non-destructive inspection, since the complex geometry of the thruster does not allow internal examination. The CT volume data is used to determine a surface mesh to perform coordinate measurement, nominal/actual comparison and wall thickness analysis.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: September 2016
Published date: 2016
Venue - Dates: 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2016), Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016-09-26 - 2016-09-30
Organisations: Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group

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Local EPrints ID: 401469
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/401469
PURE UUID: f3081f1d-a9d8-451b-85de-76a945d2d088
ORCID for F. Romei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2283-4658

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2016 14:13
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:23

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Author: F. Romei ORCID iD
Author: Angelo Grubisic
Author: D. Gibbon
Author: O. Lane

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