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A Conceptual Design Tool for RBCC Engine Performance Analysis

dc.contributor.author Olds, John R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Saks, Greg
dc.contributor.corporatename American Institute of Physics
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-17T16:00:08Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-17T16:00:08Z
dc.date.issued 1997-01
dc.description Proceedings of the 1997 Space Technology & Applications International Forum American Institute of Physics and the University of New Mexico. American Institute of Physics and the University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, January 1997. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recently, a number of vehicle systems utilizing rocket-based combined cycle (RBCC) propulsion have been proposed as possible low-cost space launch solutions. A spreadsheet-based tool has been developed that uses quasi-1D flow analysis with component efficiencies to parametrically model RBCC engine performance in ejector, fan-ramjet, ramjet and pure rocket modes. For a given sea-level static thrust requirement, the current tool generates engine weight and size data, as well as Isp and thrust data vs. altitude and Mach number. The latter is output in tabular form for use in a trajectory optimization program. This paper reviews the current state of the RBCC analysis tool and the effort to upgrade it from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to a design-oriented UNIX program in C suitable for integration into a multidisciplinary design optimization framework.
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/8437
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original American Institute of Physics (AIP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries SSDL ; en_US
dc.subject Rocket engines
dc.subject Rocket engine design
dc.subject Engine tests
dc.title A Conceptual Design Tool for RBCC Engine Performance Analysis en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Paper
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local.contributor.corporatename Space Systems Design Laboratory (SSDL)
local.contributor.corporatename Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
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