Introduction to Rocket Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232010, 9781483272887

Introduction to Rocket Technology

1st Edition

Authors: V. I. Feodosiev G. B. Siniarev
eBook ISBN: 9781483272887
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1959
Page Count: 354
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Introduction to Rocket Technology focuses on the dynamics, technologies, aerodynamics, ballistics, theory of servomechanisms, principles of navigation instruments, and electronics involved in rocket technology.

The publication first takes a look at the basic relationships in the theory of reactive motion; types of jet propelled aircraft and their basic construction; and types of reaction motors and their construction. Discussions focus on air breathing motors, anti-aircraft rockets, long range bombardment rockets, surface to surface, short range bombardment missiles, thrust of a rocket motor, and operating efficiency of a rocket motor. The text then examines rocket motor fuels and processes in the combustion chamber of a rocket motor.

The manuscript ponders on the flow of combustion products through the nozzle of a rocket motor and forces and moments acting on the rocket in flight. Topics include stabilizing and damping moments, steering forces, aerodynamic forces, properties of supersonic nozzle, gas flow in a supersonic nozzle, cooling of liquid rocket motors, and basic laws of gas flow. The book then elaborates on rocket flight trajectory, basic principles of stabilization and steering, and ground equipment and launching devices.

The publication is a valuable source of information for engineers and researchers interested in rocket technology.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface

Translator's Preface


I. The Basic Relationships in the Theory of Reactive Motion

A. Thrust of a Rocket Motor

B. Tsiolkovski Equation for the Ideal Velocity of a Rocket

C. Operating Efficiency of a Rocket Motor

II. Types of Jet Propelled Aircraft and Their Basic Construction

A. Pilotless Aircraft and Their Purpose

B. Surface to Surface, Short Range Bombardment Missiles

C. Long Range Bombardment Rockets

D. Anti-Aircraft Rockets

E. Other Types of Jet Propelled Aircraft

III. Types of Reaction Motors, Their Construction and Operational Characteristics

A. Conversion of Energy and Types of Existing Reaction Motors

B. Air Breathing Motors

C. Rocket Motors Using Liquid Fuel

IV. Rocket Motor Fuels

A. The Chemical Energy of Rocket Motor Fuels

B. Contemporary Fuels for Liquid and Powder Rocket Motors

C. The Energy of Nuclear Reactions and Its Exploitation in Rocket Motors

V. The Processes in the Combustion Chamber of a Rocket Motor

A. Combustion in a Liquid Fueled Rocket Motor

B. Combustion of Rocket Powders

C. Products of Combustion and Their Properties

D. Thermal Dissociation and Composition of Combustion Products

VI. Flow of the Combustion Products through the Nozzle of a Rocket Motor

A. Basic Laws of Gas Flow

B. Gas Flow in a Supersonic Nozzle

C. The Performance of a Rocket Motor Nozzle

D. Properties of Supersonic Nozzle. Characteristics of Rocket Motors

E. Cooling of Liquid Rocket Motors

VII. Forces and Moments Acting on the Rocket in Flight

A. System of Forces Acting on the Rocket in Flight and the Differential Equation of Motion


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V. I. Feodosiev

G. B. Siniarev

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