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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Advanced Solid Rockets


    Solid propulsion is vital to tactical, space, strategic and launch vehicles. The course examines fundamental and advanced concepts related to solid rockets. Theoretical and practical aspects of the field are covered. This course is based on the “Advanced Solid Rocket Propulsion” graduate-level mechanical engineering course taught at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH). All instructors are experienced solid rocket experts and many were involved with the UAH course. The individual presentations included in this short course include broad rocket motor and system design principles, internal ballistics modeling, propellant fundamentals, component design (motor case, nozzle, and igniters), component and motor manufacturing, combustion instability, and motor failures.

    Key Topics:

    • Broad rocket motor and system design principles
    • Internal ballistics modeling and combustion instability
    • Propellant fundamentals
    • Component design
    • Motor manufacturing
    • Testing and failures

    Who Should Attend:

    Engineers and scientists in the rocket propulsion industry who are involved in solid rocket motor design, development, and analysis, and engineers and managers who oversee and interface with solid rocket motor contractors.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course

    Course Level: Advanced

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Standalone/Public Course

    Course Length: 1.5-2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes