MAE 4262: ROCKETS AND MISSION ANALYSIS

Fall 2016

Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

 

Lecture

Date

Major Topics and Notes

Reading

Homework

Concept Quizzes

Tu

Th

Assignment

Solution

Quiz

Solution

1

8/23

 

·       Course Syllabus

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

8/25

·       History of US Space Program and the Future of Space Research at Florida Tech

 

 

 

 

 

3

8/30

 

·       Introduction

·       Advanced Space Transportation

·       Comments on Rocket Motor Scaling

·       Review of the Integral Momentum Equation

·       Summary of Mass and Momentum Equations

·       Rocket Equation Derivation

·       Rocket Equation Differential Form

Chapter 1

 

 

Assessment

 

Quiz #1

 

4

 

9/1

·       Propulsion with Variable Mass

·       Rocket Car Example (Excel)

Chapter 2

 

 

Quiz #2

Quiz #2

5

9/6

 

·       Atmospheric Data

·       Rocket Equation and Losses

 

Quiz #3

Quiz #3

6

 

9/8

·       Gravity Loss and Optimum Acceleration

 

 

 

 

 

7

9/13

 

·      Optimum Acceleration (Excel)

 

Homework #1

Homework #1

Quiz #4

Quiz #4

8

 

9/15

·      Definitions and Rocket Staging

·       Rocket Staging

Homework #2

Homework #2

Quiz #5

Quiz #5

9

9/20

 

·      Basics of Chemical Rocket Performance

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

9/22

·       Chemical Rockets: Thrust Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

11

9/27

 

·      Chemical vs. Electrical Propulsion

Homework #3

Homework #3

Excel Solution

Quiz #6

Quiz #6

12

 

9/29

·      Electric Propulsion Overview

·      Electric Propulsion Parametric Study

·      Resistojets and Arcjets

 

 

 

Quiz #7

Quiz #7

13

10/4

 

·      Electrostatic Propulsion: Ion Engines

·      Electrostatic Propulsion: Advanced Systems

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

10/6

·      Class Cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Class: Fall Break

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

10/13

·      Practice Exam 1

·      Practice Exam 1 Solution

·      Exam #1

·      Exam #1 Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·       

 

 

 

Quiz #8

Quiz #8

 

 

 

·       

 

 

 

Quiz #9

Quiz #9

18

10/25

 

·      Hill and Peterson Chapter 14: Electric Propulsion

 

Homework #4

Homework #4

Quiz #10

Quiz #10

19

 

10/27

·      Flight Performance from Rocket Propulsion Elements, 8th Edition by George Sutton and Oscar Biblarz

·      Mission Analysis from Space Propulsion Analysis and Design, by Ronald Humble, Gary Henry and Wiley Larson

 

 

 

Quiz #11

Quiz #11

20

11/1

 

·      Orbital Mechanics / Mission Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

11/3

·       Combustion Overview

 

 

 

 

 

22

11/8

 

·      Combustion Chambers

 

 

 

Quiz #12

Quiz #12

23

 

11/10

·      Combustion Examples

 

 

 

 

 

24

11/15

 

·      Introduction to Rocket Nozzles

 

 

 

Quiz #13

Quiz #13

25

 

11/17

·       Practice Exam 2

·       Exam 2

·       Exam 2 Solution

 

 

 

Quiz #14

Quiz #14

26

11/22

 

·      Advanced Rocket Nozzles

·      Method of Characteristics

·      Method of Characteristics Examples

 

Homework #5

 

Homework #6

Homework #6

Quiz #15

Quiz #16

Quiz #15

Quiz #16

 

 

 

No Class: Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

 

27

11/29

 

·      Solid Propellants

·      Solid Rocket Stability

 

 

 

Quiz #17

Quiz #17

28

 

12/1

·      Turbomachinery and Cycle Analysis

 

 

 

Quiz #18

Quiz #18

29

12/6

 

·      Advanced Concepts

·      Course Review

 

 

 

 

 

Final Exam: Monday, December 12, 2016, 3:30–5:30 p.m.