Accession Number:

ADA801475

Title:

Introduction to the Problem of Rocket-Powered Aircraft Performance

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS LANGLEY FIELD VA LANGLEY AERONAUTICAL LABORATORY

Report Date:

1947-12-01

Abstract:

The problem of determining the fundamental limitations of the performance possibilities of rocket-powered aircraft is presented. Previous material on the subject is given in condensed form along with supplementary analyses. Limiting velocity of rocket-propelled missile, jet efficiency, nozzle characteristics, maximum attainable altitudes, and range are discussed. Formulas are introduced relating performance of rocket-engine powered airplane to basic weight and nozzle dimensional parameters. Use of formulas is illustrated by application to the special case of a nonlifting rocket-propelled missile.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Pages:

0049

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

File Size:

1.75MB