Rocket Propulsion

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

Lecture 40 - Electrical Thrusters

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