Advanced Solid Rocket Propulsion

The renewed interest in solid propulsion for the CEV and CLV has resulted in a joint NASA/UAH/Industry initiative to bring the best in the business to The University of Alabama in Huntsville to educate the next generation of solid rocket motor engineers. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage in an extensive review of solid rocket propulsion.

Rocket Propulsion Elements, Seventh Edition, is included in the fee for Professional Development non-credit participants.

Topics Include

  • Solid Rocket Motor Overview
  • Solid Rocket Motor Design
  • Ballistic Modeling and Burn Rate
  • Propellant Fundamentals
  • Combustion and Two-Phase-Flow
  • Propellant Grain Design
  • Motor Case Design
  • Thermal Protection and Insulation
  • Nozzle Design
  • Igniter Design
  • Motor Manufacturing
  • Motor Demo and Performance
  • System Engineering and Trades
  • Motor Failure
  • Solid Rocket Motor Project

Specialized Short Courses

Advanced Solid Rocket Propulsion

A joint NASA/UAHuntsville/Industry initiative resulted in bringing the national experts in solid rocket propulsion to UAHuntsville to educate the next generation of solid rocket motor engineers. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage in an extensive review of solid rocket propulsion. You will learn from recognized specialists about rocket component design and propellant properties leaving the course with information you can apply in your work.

Fee includes text "Rocket Propulsion Elements, Eighth Edition."

Topics Include:

  • Solid Rocket Motor Overview
  • Solid Rocket Motor Design
  • Ballistic Modeling and Burn Rate
  • Propellant Fundamentals
  • Combustion and Two-Phase-Flow
  • Propellant Grain Design
  • Motor Case Design
  • Thermal Protection and Insulation
  • Nozzle Design
  • Igniter Design
  • Motor Manufacturing
  • Motor Demo and Performance
  • System Engineering and Trades
  • Motor Failure
  • Solid Rocket Motor Project

Includes Presentations by Dan Meyer, Sam Schlueter, Carol Campbell, Jim Kliegel, McKay Anderson, Roger Wright, Doug Brinton, Joe Koo, Russ Ellis, Rob Black, Paul Willoughby, Ed Casillas, and Al McDonald.

Prerequisites
Undergraduate degree in a techincal field or equivalent experience. 

Available Sessions