Academic Catalog

ME512 AEROTHERMOCHEMISTRY OF ROCKET PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Course Code: 5690512
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ABDULLAH ULA
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Fundamentals of rocket propulsion. The ideal rocket. Rocket equation. Rocket performance parameters. Real rockets: classification of losses and efficiencies. Multi-stage rockets. Types of chemical rocket propulsion systems. Design and performance of rocket propulsion components and systems. Solid and liquid propellants. Classification of solid propellants and their ingredients. Propellant combustion mechanisms and models. Propellant burning-rate laws. Propellant grain configuration and grain design. Advanced rocket propulsion concepts.