Educational guide
IDENTIFYING DATA 2022_23
Subject ROCKET MOTORS Code 00710342
Study programme
0710 - GRADO EN INGENIERÍA AEROESPACIAL
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period
6 Compulsory Fourth First
Language
Castellano
Ingles
Prerequisites
Department ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP.
Coordinador
GARCIA GUTIERREZ , ADRIAN
E-mail agarcg@unileon.es
ddomf@unileon.es
Lecturers
DOMINGUEZ FERNANDEZ, DIEGO
GARCIA GUTIERREZ , ADRIAN
Web http://
General description
Tribunales de Revisión
Tribunal titular
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. GONZALO DE GRADO , JESUS
Secretario LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ , DEIBI
Vocal ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. PEREZ GARCIA , HILDE
Tribunal suplente
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. BARREIRO GARCIA , JOAQUIN
Secretario ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. MARTINEZ PELLITERO , SUSANA
Vocal CASTRO SASTRE , MARIA ANGELES

Competencias
Code  
A17712
A17713
A17742
A17745
B958
B960
B961
B5474
B5476
B5477
C1
C2
C5

Learning aims
Competences
A17712
A17745
B958
B960
B961
B5474
B5476
B5477
C1
C2
C5
A17713
A17742
B958
B960
B961
B5474
B5476
B5477
C1
C2
C5
A17712
A17745
B958
B960
B961
B5474
B5476
B5477
C1
C2
C5

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Block I: INTRODUCTION AND FUNDAMENTALS Lesson 1: INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS: PROPULSIVE AND THERMODYNAMIC FUNDAMENTALS.
Some of the fundamental concepts for the study of a rocket engine are defined
Block II: NOZZLES Lesson 1: NOZZLES AND EXPANSION PROCESSES
The ideal nozzles are first studied, studying the thermodynamic processes that take place in the flow. Then, the different nozzle configurations or designs are discussed. Real nozzles are characterized.
Block III: SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES Lesson 1: FUNDAMENTALS
Introduction and generalities of solid propellant rocket engines.

Lesson 2: THE PROPELLANT
Composition and geometry of the grain. The burning rate. Properties and characteristics of the ingredients used for its formulation.

Lesson 3: COMBUSTION
Flame characteristics and combustion initiation process.

Lesson 4: ENGINE COMPONENTS
Review of the different engine components, description of their characteristics and functions.
Block IV: LIQUID PROPULSANT ROCKET ENGINES Lesson 1: FUNDAMENTALS
Introduction and generalities of liquid propellant rocket engines.

Lesson 2: PROPELLANTS
Desirable characteristics in the propellant and review of the characteristics of the different existing propellants, both fuels and oxidants.

Lesson 3: THRUST CHAMBER
The different characteristics, missions and requirements of the injectors, combustion chamber and nozzle are described, as well as the ignition and vectoring systems.

Lesson 4: COMBUSTION
Combustion Phenomena and Mechanisms in the Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine

Lesson 5: FEED SYSTEMS
Description and analysis of the main mechanisms for pumping propellants into the combustion chamber: pressure systems and turbo pumps.
Block V: ELECTRIC PROPULSION Lesson 1: FUNDAMENTALS
Introduction and generalities of electric rocket motors.

Lesson 2: ELECTROTHERMAL SYSTEMS
Description and analysis of electrothermal type electric propulsion systems.

Lesson 3: ELECTROSTATIC SYSTEMS
Description and analysis of electrostatic type electric propulsion systems.

Lesson 4: ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEMS
Description and analysis of electromagnetic type electric propulsion systems.
Block VI: VEHICLES POWERED BY ROCKET ENGINES Lesson 1: TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF VEHICLES POWERED BY ROCKET ENGINES

Lesson 2: PERFORMANCE AND GUIDANCE OF VEHICLES POWERED BY ROCKET ENGINES

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Class hours Hours outside the classroom Total hours
Practicals using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in computer rooms 8 12 20
 
PBL (Problem Based Learning) 20 30 50
Tutorship of group 1 0 1
 
Lecture 28 48 76
 
Mixed tests 2.5 0 2.5
Oral tests 0.5 0 0.5
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  
  Description
Practicals using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in computer rooms
PBL (Problem Based Learning)
Tutorship of group
Lecture

Personalized attention
 
Tutorship of group
Description

Assessment
  Description Qualification
Mixed tests 75%
Oral tests 25%
 
Other comments and second call

Sources of information
Access to Recommended Bibliography in the Catalog ULE

Basic Juan Manuel Tizón Pulido; Enrique Cabrera Revuelta, Introducción a los motores cohete, Garceta, 2019
George P. Sutton and Oscar Biblarz, Rocket Propulsion Elements, John Wiley & Sons, 2014

Complementary Hill, Philip G. and Peterson, Carl R, Mechanics and thermodynamics of propulsion, Addison-Wesley, 1992


Recommendations

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously
SATELLITES / 00710337

Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before
AERODYNAMICS / 00710318
JET ENGINES / 00710333
THERMAL AND COMBUSTIBLE ENGINEERING / 00710334