Accession Number:

AD0661961

Title:

EFFECT OF DESIGN ON BOOSTER CHARACTERISTICS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF EL SEGUNDO TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

A simple and rapid method for assessing the effect of booster design variables on over-all booster characteristics is presented. This method is applicable to all boosters, regardless of whether they are expendable, reusable, rocket-powered or airbreathing. The computations involved are minimal and many results are obtainable in a purely analytical manner. Furthermore, a convenient graphical representation of gross-to-payload and hardware-to-payload mass ratios, as well as the sensitivity of these ratios to design changes, is also obtained. Design procedures are given which by properly dividing the required velocity increase among the booster stages minimize, per unit of payload weight, one of the following gross weight, hardware weight andor harware costs per use. In these procedures the structural factors and the specific impulses are permitted to vary with stage size and booster velocity, respectively. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE