Introduction to Rocket Propulsion
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PROPULSION DIRECTORATE
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The design process for solid propellant rocket motors is presented in an introductory text suitable for professional reference as well as for instruction at the high school senior through college junior level. Beginning with a brief history of rocketry and a short discussion of the basic properties of matter, the text progresses through the development of the governing laws of rocket propulsion and utilization of important propulsion theories and equations. Design considerations for various motor components propellants, grain, and inert hardware are presented. Performance prediction using computers and instrumentation and testing are discussed. Numerous examples and problems are provided.
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