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    Course Outline

     Course Outline

    • Introduction, Classification, and Advantages of Hybrids
    • Similarity and Scale Effects in Hybrid Rocket Motors
    • Analytical Models for Hybrid Rockets
    • Vortex Injection Hybrid Rockets
    • High Speed Flow Effects in Hybrid Rockets
    • Review of Solid-Fuel Regression Rate Behavior in Classical and Non-Classical Hybrid Rocket Motors
    • Solid Fuel Pyrolysis Phenomena and Regression Rate: Mechanisms & Measurement Techniques
      • Propellant Burn Rate
      • Enthalpy Balance Model
      • Correlation of Heat Transfer to Skin Friction (Reynolds Analogy)
      • Longitudinally Averaged Skin Friction
      • Mixture Ratio as a Function of Burn Rate
      • Effect of Port Length on Mixture Ratio
    • Metals, Other Energetic Additives, and Special Binders Used in Solid Fuels for Hybrid Rocket Applications
    • Combustion Instability and Transient Behavior in Hybrid Rocket Motors
    • Large-Scale Hybrid Motor Testing
    • N2O/HTPB Hybrid example
      • Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium Analysis with Applications Code (Cequel/CEA)
      • Exhaust Gas Properties as a Function of Mixture Ratio
      • Transient Response
      • Correlation of Burn Rate to Oxidizer Mass Velocity
      • Hybrid Rocket Throttling and its Applications
    • Flight Testing of Hybrid Powered Vehicles
    • Challenges of Hybrid Rocket Propulsion in the 21st Century