Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8760533
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Design And Manufacturing
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Fundamentals of rockets 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.