Chemical Rocket Propulsion

A Comprehensive Survey of Energetic Materials

  • Luigi T. De Luca
  • Toru Shimada
  • Valery P. Sinditskii
  • Max Calabro

Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. An Introduction to Energetic Materials for Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luigi T. DeLuca, Toru Shimada, Valery P. Sinditskii, Max Calabro, Anthony P. Manzara
      Pages 3-59
  3. New Ingredients for Chemical Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Marcos A. Kettner, Thomas M. Klapötke
      Pages 63-88
    3. Valery P. Sinditskii, Viacheslav Yu. Egorshev, Gennady F. Rudakov, Sergey A. Filatov, Anna V. Burzhava
      Pages 89-125
    4. Arif Karabeyoğlu
      Pages 139-163
    5. Xuezhong Fan, Fuqiang Bi, Min Zhang, Jizhen Li, Weiqiang Pang, Bozhou Wang et al.
      Pages 165-177
    6. Lianjie Zhai, Bozhou Wang, Xuezhong Fan, Fuqiang Bi, Peng Lian, Jizhen Li et al.
      Pages 179-187
  4. Metals as Energetic Fuels for Chemical Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Luigi T. DeLuca, Filippo Maggi, Stefano Dossi, Marco Fassina, Christian Paravan, Andrea Sossi
      Pages 191-233
    3. Alexander B. Vorozhtsov, Alexander S. Zhukov, Mansur Kh. Ziatdinov, Sergey S. Bondarchuk, Marat I. Lerner, Nikolay G. Rodkevich
      Pages 235-251
    4. Volker Weiser, Andrea Franzin, Luigi T. DeLuca, Sebastian Fischer, Volker Gettwert, Stefan Kelzenberg et al.
      Pages 253-270
    5. Fengqi Zhao, Ergang Yao, Siyu Xu, Huixiang Xu, Haixia Hao
      Pages 271-295
    6. Gilad Gafni, Alexander Kuznetsov, Benveniste Natan
      Pages 297-315
  5. Solid Rocket Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Jiangfeng Pei, Fengqi Zhao, Ying Wang, Siyu Xu, Xiuduo Song, Xueli Chen
      Pages 341-363
    3. Alla N. Pivkina, Nikita V. Muravyev, Konstantin A. Monogarov, Valery G. Ostrovsky, Igor V. Fomenkov, Yury M. Milyokhin et al.
      Pages 365-381
    4. Sergey A. Rashkovskiy, Yury M. Milyokhin, Alexander V. Fedorychev
      Pages 383-401
    5. Wei Qiang Pang, Luigi T. DeLuca, Hui Xiang Xu, Xue Zhong Fan, Feng Qi Zhao, Wu Xi Xie
      Pages 403-423
  6. Liquid and Gel Rocket Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Dietrich Haeseler, Oskar J. Haidn
      Pages 427-462
    3. Hiroya Asakawa, Hideaki Nanri, Kenji Aoki, Isao Kubota, Hatsuo Mori, Yasuhiro Ishikawa et al.
      Pages 463-487
  7. Hybrid Rocket Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Toru Shimada, Saburo Yuasa, Harunori Nagata, Shigeru Aso, Ichiro Nakagawa, Keisuke Sawada et al.
      Pages 545-575
    3. Songqi Hu, Wu Guanjie, Noor Fatima Rashid
      Pages 605-625
    4. Luciano Galfetti, Matteo Boiocchi, Christian Paravan, Elena Toson, Andrea Sossi, Filippo Maggi et al.
      Pages 627-651
  8. New Concepts in Chemical Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 653-653
    2. Bryan A. Palaszewski, Michael L. Meyer, Les Johnson, Dan M. Goebel, Harold White, David J. Coote
      Pages 655-671
    3. Arezoo Zare, Tres A. Harriman, Don A. Lucca, Silvia Roncalli, Bernard M. Kosowski, Christian Paravan et al.
      Pages 673-688
    4. Ruiqi Shen, Lizhi Wu, Zhao Qin, Xiaoyong Wang, Nianbai He
      Pages 689-696
    5. Irina L. Simakova, Valentin N. Parmon
      Pages 697-724
  9. Life-Cycle Management of Energetic Materials

  10. Space Launchers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 861-861
    2. Shri M. Chandradathan
      Pages 863-886
    3. Makoto Yoshida, Toshiya Kimura, Tomoyuki Hashimoto, Shinichi Moriya, Satoshi Takada
      Pages 905-931
  11. Further Applications of Energetic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 933-933
    2. Vladica Bozic, Boris Jankovski
      Pages 935-962

About this book


Developed and expanded from the work presented at the New Energetic Materials and Propulsion Techniques for Space Exploration workshop in June 2014, this book contains new scientific results, up-to-date reviews, and inspiring perspectives in a number of areas related to the energetic aspects of chemical rocket propulsion. This collection covers the entire life of energetic materials from their conceptual formulation to practical manufacturing; it includes coverage of theoretical and experimental ballistics, performance properties, as well as laboratory-scale and full system-scale, handling, hazards, environment, ageing, and disposal.

Chemical Rocket Propulsion is a unique work, where a selection of accomplished experts from the pioneering era of space propulsion and current technologists from the most advanced international laboratories discuss the future of chemical rocket propulsion for access to, and exploration of, space.

It will be of interest to both postgraduate and final-year undergraduate students in aerospace engineering, and practicing aeronautical engineers and designers, especially those with an interest in propulsion, as well as researchers in energetic materials.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi T. De Luca
    • 1
  • Toru Shimada
    • 2
  • Valery P. Sinditskii
    • 3
  • Max Calabro
    • 4
  1. 1.Space Propulsion Laboratory (SPLab) Department of Aerospace Science and TechnologyPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)SagamiharaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringMendeleev University of Chemical TechnologyMoscowRussia
  4. 4.The Inner ArchPoissyFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27746-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27748-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-1730
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-1749
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