ME 582 Advanced Propulsion
The course reviews the types and performance attributes of rocket engines. Chemical rocket engines are studied in detail, including characteristics, propellants and combustion, expansion in nozzles, and thrust chambers. Liquid, solid, and hybrid propellant rocket engines are also covered, including their design, operational parameters, and specific features of combustion. Electrical rocket propulsion and advanced propulsion concepts are discussed. The course contains a design project.
(C or better)