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    Course Outline

    Hybrid Rocket Propulsion

     

     

    Course Outline:


    I. Introduction, Classification, and Advantages of Hybrids

     

     

    II. Similarity and Scale Effects in Hybrid Rocket Motors

     

    III. Analytical Models for Hybrid Rockets

     

    IV. Vortex Injection Hybrid Rockets

     

    V. High Speed Flow Effects in Hybrid Rockets

     

    VI. Review of Solid-Fuel Regression Rate Behavior in Classical and Non-Classical Hybrid Rocket Motors
    VII. Solid Fuel Pyrolysis Phenomena and Regression Rate: Mechanisms & Measurement Techniques
    A. Propellant Burn Rate
    B. Enthalpy Balance Model
    C. Correlation of Heat Transfer to Skin Friction (Reynolds Analogy)
    D. Longitudinally Averaged Skin Friction
    E. Mixture Ratio as a Function of Burn Rate
    F. Effect of Port Length on Mixture Ratio

     

    VIII. Metals, Other Energetic Additives, and Special Binders Used in Solid Fuels for Hybrid Rocket Applications

     

    IX. Combustion Instability and Transient Behavior in Hybrid Rocket Motors

     

    X. Large-Scale Hybrid Motor Testing

     

    XI. N2O/HTPB Hybrid example
    A. Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium Analysis with Applications Code (Cequel/CEA)
    B. Exhaust Gas Properties as a Function of Mixture Ratio
    C. Transient Response
    D. Correlation of Burn Rate to Oxidizer Mass Velocity
    E. Hybrid Rocket Throttling and its Applications

     

    XII. Flight Testing of Hybrid Powered Vehicles

     

    XIII. Challenges of Hybrid Rocket Propulsion in the 21st Century