A Mathematical Study For The
Introduction and Disclaimer
Brief explanation of the purpose of the book.
What is composite propellant. Explains why we
use composite grains. Gives an example
A definition. Explains what specific impulse
is and gives examples.
Propellant Grain Geometry
Explains grain shape variations with some
The Components of the Solid
Fuel Rocket Engine
A cutaway diagram with explanation of
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
How to measure propellant characteristics.
Scaling effects. Designing for mission goals.
Designing a Simple Motor
Step by step example design and performance
Maximum Propellant Volume - A
Derivation to show limits of total
performance based on motor casing and propellant
Engine Performance Analysis In
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
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.
A brief look at how static tests are
A comparison and proof of the book
conventions. Shows how the book's conventions
relate to other standards.
Designing Rocket Motors
Gas Dynamics Lab