Introduction and Disclaimer
Brief explanation of the purpose of the book.
Composite Propellant
What is composite propellant. Explains why we
use composite grains. Gives an example
formulation.
Specific Impulse
A definition. Explains what specific impulse
is and gives examples.
Propellant Grain Geometry
Explains grain shape variations with some
examples.
The Components of the Solid
Fuel Rocket Engine
A cutaway diagram with explanation of
functional parts.
The Mathematical Model -
Derivation of Formulae
Derivation of the chamber pressure formula
using simple conventions.
Burn Rate and Chamber Pressure
Explanation of propellant pressure
sensitivity. Final version of chamber pressure
formula.
Propellant Measurements
How to measure propellant characteristics.
Example calculation.
Design Considerations
Scaling effects. Designing for mission goals.
Designing a Simple Motor
Step by step example design and performance
evaluation.
Maximum Propellant Volume - A
Derivation
Derivation to show limits of total
performance based on motor casing and propellant
parameters.
Engine Performance Analysis In
Design
How to write computer models for different
grain shapes. Three examples with derivations.
How to use a spreadsheet for computer modeling.
The Rocket Nozzle
How the nozzle affects thrust. How to design
nozzles.
Vehicle Flight Analysis
An explanation of the basic forces acting on
a rocket vehicle. This information can be used to
create simple ballistic computer models.
Static Testing
A brief look at how static tests are
performed.
Conclusion
A comparison and proof of the book
conventions. Shows how the book's conventions
relate to other standards.