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Rocket Propulsion. Instructor: Prof. K. Ramamurthi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras.

This course covers topics in rocket propulsion: motion in space, rocket principle, nozzles, chemical propellants, solid propellant rockets, liquid propellant rockets, monopropellant rockets, hybrid rockets, combustion instability, electrical rockets, and advances in rocket propulsion. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Motion in Space Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Rotational Frame of Reference and Orbital Velocities Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Velocity Requirements Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Theory of Rocket Propulsion Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Rocket Equation and Staging of Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Review of Rocket Principles; Propulsion Efficiency Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Examples Illustrating Theory of Rocket Propulsion and Introduction to Nozzles Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Theory of Nozzles Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Nozzle Shape Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Aero Ratio of Nozzles; Under-expansion and Over-expansion Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Characteristic Velocity and Thrust Coefficient Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Divergence Loss in Conical Nozzles and the Bell Nozzle Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Unconventional Nozzles and Problems in Nozzles Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Criterion for Choice of Chemical Propellants Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Choice of Fuel-Rich Propellants Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Performance Prediction Analysis Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Dissociation of Products of Combustion Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Shifting Equilibrium and Frozen Flow in Nozzles Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Factors Influencing Choice of Chemical Propellants Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Low Energy Liquid Propellants and Hybrid Propellants Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Introduction to Solid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Burn Rate of Solid Propellants and Equilibrium Pressure in Solid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Design Aspects of Solid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Burning Surface Area of Solid Propellant Grains Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Ignition of Solid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Review of Solid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Feed Systems for Liquid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Feed System Cycles for Pump Fed Liquid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Analysis of Gas Generator and Staged Combustion Cycles and Introduction to Injectors Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Injectors, Cooling of Chamber and Mixture Ratio Distribution Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Efficiencies due to Mixture Ratio Distribution and Incomplete Vaporization Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Pumps and Turbines; Propellant Feed System at Zero ‘g’ Conditions Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Review of Liquid Bi-propellant Rockets and Introduction to Mono-propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – Introduction to Hybrid Rockets and a Simple Illustration of Combustion Instability … Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Combustion Instability in Solid Propellant and Liquid Propellant Rockets Unlimited
  • Lecture 37 – Wave Modes of Oscillation Unlimited
  • Lecture 38 – Mechanisms Causing Instabilities and Strategies for Avoiding Combustion Instability Unlimited
  • Lecture 39 – Electric and Magnetic Fields and the Electrostatic Thruster Unlimited
  • Lecture 40 – Electrical Thrusters Unlimited
  • Lecture 41 – Advances in Rocket Propulsion Unlimited

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