16.512 Rocket Propulsion

Class Info

Chemical rocket propulsion systems for launch, orbital, and interplanetary flight. Modeling of solid, liquid-bipropellant, and hybrid rocket engines. Thermochemistry, prediction of specific impulse. Nozzle flows including real gas and kinetic effects. Structural constraints. Propellant feed systems, turbopumps. Combustion processes in solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets. Cooling; heat sink, ablative, and regenerative.

This class has 16.50 as a prerequisite.

16.512 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by P. C. Lozano.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-418.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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