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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.512 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Rocket Propulsion 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Manuel Martinez- Sanchez 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 16.512 Rocket Propulsion



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features a list of readings and a complete set of lecture notes from the course.


    Course Description


    This class focuses on chemical rocket propulsion systems for launch, orbital, and interplanetary flight. It studies the modeling of solid, liquid-bipropellant, and hybrid rocket engines. Thermochemistry, prediction of specific impulse, and nozzle flows including real gas and kinetic effects will also be covered. Other topics to be covered include structural constraints, propellant feed systems, turbopumps, and combustion processes in solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets.
     

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