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Unformatted text preview: + since this happened in a time t . Taking the limit as t becomes infinitesimally small v dt dm dt v d m 2 = + Rewriting 2 v dt dm dt v d m -= Denoting dt dm m-= as the mass rate of flow leaving the vehicle of mass m we can write 2 v m dt v d m = This ejection of mass looks like a force acting on the vehicle of mass m. We call this the thrust: 2 T v m F = t t + 2 v v + m m v v + m M t m m v t...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CHNE 515 taught by Professor Roderick during the Fall '06 term at New Mexico.
- Fall '06