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Chemical Rockets

Performance Prediction and Internal Ballistics Design

  • Subramaniam Krishnan
  • Jeenu Raghavan
Textbook

Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Performance Calculation of Chemical Propellants by Energy Minimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 3-18
    3. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 19-37
    4. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 39-50
    5. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 51-103
    6. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 105-127
    7. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 129-144
    8. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 145-191
  3. Performance Prediction and Internal Ballistics Design of Solid Propellant Rocket Motors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 195-204
    3. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 205-249
    4. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 251-293
    5. Subramaniam Krishnan, Jeenu Raghavan
      Pages 295-363
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 365-538

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this book is to discuss, at the graduate level, the methods of performance prediction for chemical rocket propulsion.  A pedagogical presentation of such methods has been unavailable thus far and this text, based upon lectures, fills this gap. The first part contains the energy-minimization to calculate the propellant-combustion composition and the subsequent computation of rocket performance.

While incremental analysis is for high performance solid motors, equilibrium-pressure analysis is for low performance ones. Both are detailed in the book's second part for the prediction of ignition and tail-off transients, and equilibrium operation.

Computer codes, adopting the incremental analysis along with erosive burning effect, are included. The material is encouraged to be used and presented at lectures.  Senior undergraduate and graduate students in universities, as well as practicing engineers and scientists in rocket industries, form the readership.


Keywords

equilibrium composition energy minimization bridgeman table gaussian elimination Rocket internal ballistics chemical potential grain design erosive burning incremental analysis rocket performance rocket engines

Authors and affiliations

  • Subramaniam Krishnan
    • 1
  • Jeenu Raghavan
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor of Aerospace Engineering (Retired)Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Solid Propulsion Research EntityVSSC, Indian Space Research OrganisationThiruvananthapuramIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26965-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26964-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26965-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-1730
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-1749
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