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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE834
Subject Title Design and Modeling of Rocket Propulsion Systems


Elements of rocket propulsion – nozzle design, characteristic parameters, heterogeneous flow analysis – aerothermochemistry of combustion, dissociation, equilibrium composition, adiabatic temperature, and combustion product equilibrium flow nozzle expansion – elements of solid propellant system – internal ballistics and design of solid propellant – grain design and optimization – elements of liquid propulsion system – design and selection of injectors, combustion chambers, nozzle, cooling system, feed systems and tanks – combustion instability, low and high frequency instability and scaling – overall and optimized rocket performance – ideal velocity

gain, gravitational losses, optimal mass ratio for multistage rockets, trajectory analysis, vertical flight of staged rocket, thrust programming along the path.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Barrere, M., Jaumotte, A., de Veubeke, B. F., and Vandenkerckhove, J., Rocket Propulsion, Elsevier (1960).

2. Sutton, G. P. and Biblarz, O., Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th ed., Wiley (2001).

3. Ramamurthi, K., Rocket Propulsion, Macmillan (2010).

4. Hill, P. and Peterson, C., Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, 2nd ed., Pearson (1992).