Accession Number : AD0676717

Title :   OPTIMUM THRUSTS FOR ROCKETS IN VERTICAL FLIGHT IN VACUUM.

Descriptive Note : Research note,

Corporate Author : CONVAIR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Linnell,Richard D.

Report Date : FEB 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : It is shown that fairly accurate optimum thrusts can be calculated by including the effect of rocket-engine weight while neglecting aerodynamic drag. The results for vertical take-off with constant thrust in a constant gravity field are presented for optimization to obtain maximum burnout velocity or maximum burnout energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET ENGINES, THRUST), (*THRUST, OPTIMIZATION), ACCELERATION, WEIGHT, VACUUM, PROPELLANT BURN OUT, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE