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CHE – 811 Rocket Motors & Propellants
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Rocket Motors & Propellants
Course Code CHE – 811
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives To develop an understanding of the principles of rocket propulsion and rocket propellant performance.
Detail Content Rocket Motors: Introduction to jet propulsion principles, Gas dynamics, Nozzle Characteristics, Total impulse, specific impulse, thrust coefficient, characteristic velocity. Elementary internal ballistic of solid-propellant rocket motors.
Rocket Propellants:
Introduction to rocket propellant formulation and performance, Cast and extruded double base propellants, Combustion processes, Composite Modified Cast Double Based (CMCDB) and Elastomer Modified Cast Double Base Propellants (EMCDB). Plastic and Rubbery Composite Propellants. Ammonium perchlorate and propellant burning rates, alternative oxidizers, fuel/binder properties, curing reactions and propellants. Factors affecting solid propellant choice, Hydrazine and other liquid monopropellants for rockets, Earth storable bipropellants, Cryogenic bipropellants & Liquid propellant stability and compatibility
Text/Ref Books
  1. Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition, George P. Sutton,&OscarBiblarz.
  2. Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemistry and Combustion, Naminosuke Kubota.
  3. Numeric Modeling of Explosive & Propellant. Second Edition, Charles L. Mader.
  4. Dynamic of Gaseous Combustion (1993), A.L.Kuhl Laurence Livermore National Labortory I.C. Layer. University Poitiers A.A. Borisov USSR Academy Sciences W.A. Sirignano University of California.
  5. Explosives Propellants & Pyrotechnics (2000), A Bailey, S G Murray
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. A. Q. Malik (RVF)
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology