Accession Number : AD0673056

Title :   ANALYSIS OF OPTIMUM STAGING RATIOS FOR ROCKETS WITH FIXED AND PROPELLANT-DEPENDENT STRUCTURAL FACTORS,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sedlund,F. R.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This report was prepared to document a study of optimum weight ratios of multi-stage rockets. The study includes the effects of gravity and of stage inert weights expressed as a constant plus a term proportional to stage propellant weight. This report includes the case of no gravity field and the case of vertical flight in a constant gravity field. A subsequent report will present the case of general ballistic flight in a constant gravity field. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKETS, STAGING), GRAVITY, WEIGHTLESSNESS, PROPELLANTS, REACTION KINETICS, PROPELLANT CONTROL, PROPELLANT BURN OUT, WEIGHT, PAYLOAD, OPTIMIZATION, MASS ENERGY RELATION, ACCELERATION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE