Accession Number:

AD0673056

Title:

ANALYSIS OF OPTIMUM STAGING RATIOS FOR ROCKETS WITH FIXED AND PROPELLANT-DEPENDENT STRUCTURAL FACTORS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This report was prepared to document a study of optimum weight ratios of multi-stage rockets. The study includes the effects of gravity and of stage inert weights expressed as a constant plus a term proportional to stage propellant weight. This report includes the case of no gravity field and the case of vertical flight in a constant gravity field. A subsequent report will present the case of general ballistic flight in a constant gravity field. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE