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CHE-931 Rocket Motors Design & Propellants
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Rocket Motors Design & Propellants
Course Code CHE-931
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, Velocity and range equations for an accelerating projectile. Gas dynamics and the means to compute flame temperature of reacting species, Compressible flow, shocking, critical pressure ratio. The influence of various parameters on the combustion pressure stability is described and analyzed. Elementary motor design procedure, including decommention of a demonstration and qualification program, The optimum chamber pressure and dimensions are computed along with the steps in the nozzle aerodynamic, thermal and structural design. Theory of ablation, erosion rate, and fabrication and evaluation techniques. Rocket Propellants: Introduction to rocket propellant formulation and performance, The corresponding curing reactions are discussed in the light of Mn., Eq. w.t., functionality, etc. Recent advances in polymer systems in regard to mechanical, energetic, and stability potential. Factors affecting propellant choice and propellant optimization for given design application, Deviations from ideal performance are explained and quantified. Hydrazine and other liquid monopropellants for rockets; earth storable bipropellants, The techniques for analysis of liquid propellants.
Text/Ref Books
  • Energetic Composites, Handbook of Engineering Polymeric Materials, M.B. Khan, Marcel Decker, N.Y (1997).
  • Rocket Propulsion Elements, seventh edition, G.P.Sutton and O.Biblarz.
  • Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemistry and Combustion, N.Kubota.
  • Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics, A.Bailey and S.G.Murray.
Time Schedule Fall Semester, 2011
Faculty/Resource Person Dr M.B. Khan
Dr A.Q. Malik