AE4452 Advanced Missile Propulsion

Analysis and design of solid propellant rockets, ramjets, dual-combustion ramjets, ducted rockets, and detonation] based propulsion systems. Propellant selection criteria and characteristics, combustion models and behavior, performance analysis, combustor design, combustion instabilities and damping, mission and flight envelope effects on design requirements and technology requirements. Use of performance and grain design codes (SPP and NASA CEA) and laboratory test firings for comparison with measured performance.


AE3851 or consent of instructor

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Quarter Offered

  • As Required
  • Summer