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AbdofighterHow to Design and Build Small Liquid-Fuel Rocket Engines

AbdofighterHow to Design and Build Small Liquid-Fuel Rocket Engines

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Published by: D ARUL KUMARESAN on Sep 18, 2010
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HOW to DESIGN, BUILDand TEST SMALLLIQUID-FUELROCKET ENGINES
ROCKETLAB /
CHINA LAKE, CALIFORNIA
 
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NOTICE
ROCKETLAB cannot assume responsibility, in any manner whatsoever, for the use readers make of the informationpresented herein or the devices resulting therefrom.
CORRESPONDENCE
Comments regarding this booklet should be sent to:
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The following address has not been verified and may not be current, since it was the address listed in the original text from 1967.
ROCKETLABPost Office Box 1139Florence, Oregon 97439
COVER PHOTOGRAPH
Exhaust plume from small 75-lb thrust water cooled liquid-fuel rocket engine. Propellants are gaseous oxygen and methylalcohol. Official U. S. Navy photograph.
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Photograph mentioned was not included in this PDF version due to it’s poor quality (my copy of the book is pretty ragged) and it appears to be the quality of a Xerox copy to start.
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1967 by Leroy J. KrzyckiPrinted in the United States of America First printing: March 1967
Second printing: March 1971ISBN 9600-1980-4PDF version created by Tim Patterson, http://www.rocketry.org/~tim/
 
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HOW to DESIGN, BUILD and TESTSMALL LIQUID-FUEL ROCKET ENGINESCONTENTS
5INTRODUCTION7PROPELLANT CHOICE12PROPELLANT PROPERTIES13DESIGN EQUATIONS13Nozzle17Combustion Chamber18Chamber Wall Thickness19Engine Coolin20Heat Transfer21Materials23Injectors26EXAMPLE DESIGN CALCULATION33Design34FABRICATION39TESTING EQUIPMENT39Feed System39Feed System Components48TEST STAND51SAFETY EQUIPMENT53ENGINE CHECK-OUT AND CALIBRATION55IGNITION AND OPERATION60THE LA61BIBLIOGRAPH63LIST OF SUPPLIERS70CONVERSION FACTORS71ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES
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