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Introduction to Rocket Propulsion

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Found in Engineering

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Overview

This is an introductory course on rocket propulsion. The objective of this course is to impart knowledge about rocket propulsion to both UG and PG students. In this course, fundamentals aspects of rocket propulsion namely solid, liquid and hydride rocket engines are to be covered extensively. Besides this, performance of rocket engine and heat transfer aspects of various components are to be covered briefly.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG & PG

PREREQUISITES: +2 Science

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Introduction, Types of Rocket Engines, Applications of Rocket Engines
Week 2: Aerothermodynamics of Rocket Engines, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Elements of thermodynamics, Combustion
Week 3: Ideal Rocket Engine, Thrust Equation, Performance parameters
Week 4: Rocket Engine Ideal Nozzle, Real Nozzles, Performance parameters, Introduction to Space Flight Performance
Week 5: Types of Orbit, Multistaging of rocket, Rocket Propellant
Week 6: Types of Propellant & its Selection, Introduction to Solid Propellant Rocket Engine, Components of SPRE
Week 7: Regression rate relation, Types of grains, Internal Ballistic
Week 8: Evolution of Burning Surface, Ignition System
Week 9: Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine, Types of liquid rocket engines, Combustion of liquid propellant
Week 10: Combustion Chamber Geometry, Types of liquid rocket engines, Injectors, Feed system
Week 11: Combustion Instability, Ignition System, Hybrid rocket Engine
Week 12: Rocket Heat transfer, Types of Cooling System

Taught by

Dr. Debi Prasad Mishra

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