I have finally figured out that WordPress supports LaTeX, so that makes putting in endless streams of equations much easier! The ideal ramjet engine operates on a Brayton Cycle which is characterised by constant pressure combustion followed by expansion of the combustion products to near ambient pressures. The enthalpy-entropy diagram for this engine cycle is... Continue Reading →
Solid Fuel Regression Part 2..
So in this second of my posts on solid fuel grain regression I'll cover more complex grain core shapes, although the process is not overly dissimilar to the methods discussed previously. An average web length is found and an incremental distance is then defined, this distance is then used to regress each point of the... Continue Reading →
Solid Fuel Regression Part 1
In the first of a series on the modelling of rocket motors I'm going to cover the aspects of the design of the solid propellent grain, which is the hardened mass of combustible propellent within the motor itself. Solid fuel rocket motors range from the model rocket motors produced by the likes of Estes with their... Continue Reading →