Lecture Notes

Along with the complete set of lecture notes , the following readings were assigned in the class:

Sutton, George, and Oscar Biblarz. Rocket Propulsion Elements. New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience, 2000. ISBN: 0471326429.

Hill, Philip and Carl Peterson. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991. ISBN: 0201146592.

Rohsenow, Warren, James Hartnett, and Young Cho. Handbook of Heat Transfer. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN: 0070535558.

McAdams, William Henry. Heat Transmission. Melbourne, FL: Krieger Publishing, 1985, pp. 82-97. ISBN: 0898748763.

Hagemann, Gerald, Hans Immich, Thong Van Nguyen, and Gennady Dumnov. “Advanced Rocket Nozzles.” Journal of Propulsion and Power 14, no. 5 (September-October 1998).

Sirignano, William. “ Current Status of Spray Combustion Modelling .” 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, July 20-23 2003.

LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction ( PDF )
2 Rocket Nozzles and Thrust ( PDF )
3 Ideal Nozzle Fluid Mechanics ( PDF )
4-5 Nozzle Design: Method of Characteristics ( PDF )
6 Effects of Particles in Nozzle Flow ( PDF )
7 Convective Heat Transfer: Reynolds Analogy ( PDF )
8 Convective Heat Transfer: Other Effects ( PDF )
9 Liquid Cooling ( PDF )
10 Ablative Cooling, Film Cooling ( PDF )
11 Radiation Heat Transfer and Cooling ( PDF - 1 MB )
12 Review of Equilibrium Thermochemistry ( PDF )
13 Examples of Chemical Equilibrium ( PDF )
14 Non-Equilibrium Flows ( PDF )
15 Selection of Propellant Mixtures ( PDF )
16 Solid Propellants: Design Goals and Constraints ( PDF )
17-18 Solid Propellants: Other Topics ( PDF )
19 Liquid Propellants ( PDF )
20 Combustion of Liquid Propellants ( PDF )
21 Liquid Motors: Injection and Mixing ( PDF )
22 Liquid Motors: Stability (Low Frequency) ( PDF )
23 Liquid Motors: Stability (High Frequency); Acoustics ( PDF )
24 Pressurization and Pump Cycles ( PDF )
25 Basic Turbomachine Performance ( PDF )
26 Turbopumps ( PDF )
27 Turbines ( PDF )
28 Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery ( PDF )
29 Rotordynamics Problems ( PDF )
30 Dynamics of Turbopump Systems: The Shuttle Engine ( PDF )
31 Active Control of Rockets
32 Orbital Mechanics: Review, Staging ( PDF )
33 Performance to LEO ( PDF )
34 Performance to GEO ( PDF )
35-36 Impulsive and Low-Thrust Maneuvers in Space ( PDF )
37 Future Developments ( PDF )

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