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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

582. Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion (3)

  • Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing or consent of instructor.
  • Thrust and specific impulse. Compressible flows. Detailed analysis of liquid, solid and hybrid propulsion systems. Includes propellants, injection systems, combustion and chemical equilibrium, thrust chambers, nozzles and plumes. Electro-thermal thrusters. Plasmas and electromagnetic thrusters.
  • (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)
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