599. Preliminary Weight Estimation of Liquid Propellant Stages
|Title||599. Preliminary Weight Estimation of Liquid Propellant Stages|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1967|
|Authors||Pence, D. R.|
|Conference||26th Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1-4|
|Conference Location||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Publisher||Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.|
The technique presented consists of a series of empirical equations which will allow stage weight, for any propellant combination, mixture ratio, and engine thrust level, to be estimated to a reasonable degree of accuracy using simple and readily available input parameters.
The method has proven useful for “first cut” estimates as well as a gross check on the validity of weights derived by more sophisticated analyses.
|Key Words||15. Weight Engineering - Missile Estimation|
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