Accession Number:

AD0605918

Title:

ON THE OPTIMIZATION OF TWO-STAGE ROCKETS,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1957-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Equations useful in design studies are derived for determining the optimum weight distribution for two-stage tandem rockets for the case of different structural factors and propellant specific impulses in each stage. Minimization of gross weight for a given required burnout velocity and payload is the criterion of optimization used. For illustrative purposes an example is included in which the optimum distribution is found for a hypothetical chemically-boosted atomic rocket. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE