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LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction
2 Rocket Nozzles and Thrust
3 Review of Ideal Nozzle Fluid Mechanics
4-5 Nozzle Off-Design Operation and Non-Idealities
6 Effects of Particles in Nozzle Flow
7 Convective Heat Transfer: Reynolds Analogy
8 Convective Heat Transfer: Other Effects
9 Liquid Cooling
10 Ablative Cooling, Film Cooling
11 Radiation Heat Transfer and Cooling
12 Review of Equilibrium Thermochemistry
13 Examples of Chemical Equilibrium
14 Non-Equilibrium Flows
15 Selection of Propellant Mixtures
16 Solid Propellants: Design Goals and Constraints
17-18 Solid Propellants: Other Topics
19 Liquid Propellants
20 Combustion of Liquid Propellants
21 Liquid Motors: Injection and Mixing
22 Liquid Motors: Stability (Low Frequency)
23 Liquid Motors: Stability (High Frequency)

Acoustics

24 Pressurization and Pump Cycles
25 Basic Turbomachine Performance
26 Turbopumps
27 Turbines
28 Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
29 Rotordynamics Problems
30 Dynamics of Turbopump Systems: The Shuttle Engine
31 Active Control of Rockets
32 Orbital Mechanics: Review, Staging
33 Performance to LEO
34 Performance to GEO
35-36 Impulsive and Low-Thrust Maneuvers in Space
37 Future Developments

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