Rocket Engineering
TeachersMANAKO HiroyasuStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number

Course Description

The role and the fundamental of the rocket, which is used for many space projects, are lectured first. Various rockets and rocket engines in the world are introduced and the characteristics of them are shown. And the overview of the system, subsystems and performance for the rocket engine, especially the liquid-propellant rocket engine(ex. the first stage engine LE-7A of Japanese rocket H-2A), are studied.
Students will have the knowledge and techniques related to DP2.

Course Objectives

The target of this course is to understand the concept and basic designs of the system, subsystem and performance for the rocket and the liquid-propellant rocket engine.

Grading Policy

Evaluation will be done referring reports.

Textbook and Reference

KindTitleAuthorPublisher
TextbookNo text is used.
ReferencesMaterials including figures, pictures and movies are indicated on slide.
These will be presented by LMS.

Requirements(Assignments)

Preparation (about 1.5 hour);The materials used in the lesson will be presented beforehand through LMS, so please read them and do research by yourself which you do not understand and deepen your knowledge about rocket. Please also summarize what you do not understand in a notebook and ask questions by writing on a paper distributed every lesson.
Review (about 1.5 hour); The materials used in the lesson are presented by LMS, so please use them for review about function, performance, and formulas equation of rocket. And also answer of exercises will be presented by LMS, so please become able to perform the calculation.

Note

The contents of the lesson may be changed according to the progress.

Schedule

1Overview of the rocket
2Overview of the rocket engine
3Principle of liquid-propellant rocket engine
4Performance of liquid-propellant rocket engine and sample calculation exercise
5Cycles of liquid-propellant rocket engine
6System of liquid-propellant rocket engine
7System of staged combustion cycle (LE-7)
8Fabrication of staged combustion cycle (LE-7)
9Overview injector of liquid-propellant rocket engine
10Design for injector of liquid-propellant rocket engine
11Design for the combustion chamber of liquid-propellant rocket engine
12Sample Calculation exercise of performance of the combustion chamber of liquid-propellant rocket engine
13Design and Sample Calculation exercise of performance of the nozzle of liquid-propellant rocket engine
14Overview of turbopump of liquid-propellant rocket engine
15Performance of turbopump and overview valve of liquid-propellant rocket engine