Space Shuttle Main Engine

Chemical Rocket Propulsion

MECH 581A4

 


Week

Due Date

Text

Topics

Homework

1

 Feb. 4

Ch. 1

Introduction and Introductory Project

 hw1-2019.doc

2

 Feb. 18

Ch. 2,4

Fundamentals and Thrust Equations

 hw2-2019.doc

3

 Feb. 18

Ch. 4

Single and Multistage Rockets,

Analysis of an Ideal Rocket

hw3-2019.doc

4


Ch. 3

C-star, Thrust Coefficient

5

 March 4

Ch. 3

Basic Design of a Rocket (Example)

 hw4-2019.doc

6

 March 11

Ch. 5

Thermochemical Performance of Chemical Propellants

 hw5-2019.doc

7

May 13

Ch. 15

Hybrid Propellant Rockets - Final Report

 final-project-doc

8

 

 

Spring Break

 

9


Notes

Design Project Analysis


10


Ch. 7,12

Propellants and Combustion

 

11

April 15 

Ch. 11

Solid Rocket Motors

 Air Bag Problem- hw6-2019.doc

12

 

 

Robert Zubrin Guest Lecture

 

13

 

 

Hybrid Rocket Motor Fabrication

 

14

  

 

Fuel Grain  Casting

 

15

 May 13

 

Hybrid Rocket Rocket Motor Testing; Final Report Due: May 13

 


home and objectives

course outline and notes

homework assignments

NASA CEA Code

rocket of the week

design project

rules and grading

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