272. Introduction to Solid Propellant Rockets


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J O Crum: 272. Introduction to Solid Propellant Rockets. 1961.



This paper was presented at the Twentieth Annual National Conference of the Society of Aeronautical Weight Engineers at Akron, Ohio, May 15-18, 1961. The paper is intended to provide an introduction for those not familiar with the field of solid propellant rockets. It provides a basic overview of how a solid propellant rocket works, and discusses types of propellants, propellant grain configuration, thrust vector control, and thrust termination. The state-of-the-art for solid propellant rockets in 1961 is also discussed.


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