Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

, Volume 53, Issue 6, pp 634–640 | Cite as

Performance optimization of a standard-flow hybrid rocket engine

  • V. A. Arkhipov
  • S. S. Bondarchuk
  • A. S. Zhukov
  • N. N. Zolotorev
  • K. G. Perfil’eva


A method for performance optimization of a standard-flow hybrid rocket engine is considered. The method is based on inserting an additional amount of an oxidizer into a solid propellant with a prescribed distribution of the oxidizer mass fraction along the solid propellant charge. An analytical dependence is derived for the oxidizer fraction distribution that ensures uniform combustion and high efficiency of the solid propellant charge.


hybrid rocket engine solid propellant charge additional oxidizer burning rate combustion efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Arkhipov
    • 1
  • S. S. Bondarchuk
    • 2
  • A. S. Zhukov
    • 1
  • N. N. Zolotorev
    • 1
  • K. G. Perfil’eva
    • 1
  1. 1.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Problems of Chemical and Energetic Technologies, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBiiskRussia

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