Space Propulsion Laboratory
The scientific activity has mostly been devoted to fundamental combustion problems of solid-phase energetic materials, from both experimental and theoretical viewpoints, with specific attention to: steady burning rates and temperature profiles, radiant ignition. Static and dynamic extinction, non-steady burning, linear and nonlinear intrinsic stability, radiation assisted/augmented burning, deflagration limits, frequency response functions, transient flame modelling. In the more recent years, interest has moved to combustion of innovative high-energy condensed materials, nano-energetics for propulsion, performance of metallized formulations, aggregation and agglomeration, dual metal formulation, quasi-steady regression rates, solid and hybrid rocket motors, space launchers, in-space propulsion.
N° 1 technician
AVIO Space Propulsion, MBDA, MACH-I, Sibthermokim.
SPLab takes an active part in international, scientific and educational programs and cooperates with DLR, CNES, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Omsk State Technical University, and other universities and research centers of Russia, USA, Japan and leading European countries involved in aerospace science and technology.
Mr. Giovanni Colombo
telephone: +39 02 2399 8618
fax: +39 02 2399 8060
Scienze e Tecnologie Aerospaziali
Via La Masa, 34
20156 Milano - Italy