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lecture6 - MECH 6251/498D Rocket Fundamentals So far we...

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MECH 6251/498D
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Rocket Fundamentals • So far, we have used the conservation of momentum for a ideal rocket model to determine how a rocket engine generates thrust for a given effective exhaust velocity • Then we solved the momentum equation for a moving rocket vehicle to determine how overall mission parameters such as Δ v are related to propellant mass, structural mass, etc. • Orbital Mechanics This lecture we will look more closely at the rocket engine itself, to determine how the engine achieves such a high exhaust velocity
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