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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code CHM864
Subject Title Chemical Rocket Propellants

Syllabus

Classification of chemical propellants; Liquid propellants- mono propellants and bi propellants, Oxidizers and fuels; Liquid engines and solid motors, Selection criteria for oxidizers and fuels, Classification of chemical propellants; Liquid propellants- mono propellants and bi propellants, Oxidizers and fuels; Solid Propellants- Ingredients of composite propellants, Oxidizers and cross-linked binders, Advanced oxidizers and binders; Propellant processing, Ballistic properties, Characterisation of solid propellant, Solid motor subsystems; Space ordnance systems- introduction to explosives

Text Books
  1. G. P. Sutton, O. Biblarz, Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
  2. S. F. Sarner, Propellant Chemistry, Reinhold Publishing Co., 1966.
  3. C. Boyars, K. Klager, Propellants Manufacture, Hazards and Testing, in Advances in Chemistry Series 88, American Chemical Society: Washington DC, 1969.
  4. H. Singh, H. Shekhar, Science and Technology of Solid Rocket Propellants, Printwell, Darbhanga, 2005.
  5. K. Ramamurthi, Rocket Propulsion, Macmillan Publishers, 2010.
  6. Kirk- Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Vol. 10, Explosives and Propellants
References
  1. Y. Vigor, T.B. Brill, R. We-Zhen, Solid Propellant Chemistry, Combustion and Motor Interior Ballistic, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautic, Vol. 185, AIAA, 2000.
  2. L. Nielsen, R.F. Landel, Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Composites, 2nd ed., Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1994.
  3. T. Urbanski, Chemistry and Technology of Explosives, Vol. I to IV, Pergamon Press.