Modifikasi Pengujian Kekuatan Lekat Lapisan Hvof Thermal Spray Dengan Serbuk Wc Pada Nosel Roket

Bondan T. Sofyan • Haposan J. Pardede • Marizki Stefano • Edi Sofyan
Journal article Makara Journal of Technology • April 2006

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Modification of Bonding Strength Test of WC HVOF Thermal Spray Coating on Rocket Nozzle. One way toreduce structural weight of RX-100 rocket is by modifying the nozzle material and processing. Nozzle is the main targetin weight reduction due to the fact that it contributes 30 % to the total weight of the structur. An alternative for this is bysubstitution of massive graphite, which is currently used as thermal protector in the nozzle, with thin layer of HVOF(High Velocity Oxy-Fuel) thermal spray layer. This paper presents the characterization of nozzle base material as wellas the modification of bonding strength test, by designing additional jig to facilitate testing processes while maintaininglevel of test accuracy. The results showed that the material used for RX-100 rocket nozzle is confirmed to be S45Csteel. Modification of the bonding strength test was conducted by utilizing chains, which improve test flexibility andmaintains level of accuracy of the test.




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