Chapter 15. Ducted Rocket Propulsion

  1. Prof. Dr. Naminosuke Kubota

Published Online: 5 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610105.ch15

Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion, Second Edition

Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kubota, N. (2007) Ducted Rocket Propulsion, in Propellants and Explosives: Thermochemical Aspects of Combustion, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610105.ch15

Author Information

  1. Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Propellant Combustion Laboratory, Arca East, Kinshi 3-2-1, Sumidaku, Tokyo 130-6591, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314249

Online ISBN: 9783527610105



  • propellants;
  • explosives;
  • ducted rocket propulsion;
  • fundamentals;
  • design parameters;
  • performance analysis;
  • variable fuel-flow ducted rocket;
  • energetics of gas-generating pyrolants;
  • combustion tests;
  • ducted rockets


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fundamentals of Ducted Rocket Propulsion

    • Solid Rockets, Liquid Ramjets, and Ducted Rockets

    • Structure and Operational Process

  • Design Parameters of Ducted Rockets

    • Thrust and Drag

    • Determination of Design Parameters

    • Optimum Flight Envelope

    • Specific Impulse of Flight Mach Number

  • Performance Analysis of Ducted Rockets

    • Fuel-Flow System

      • Non-Choked Fuel-Flow System

      • Fixed Fuel-Flow System

      • Variable Fuel-Flow System

  • Principle of the Variable Fuel-Flow Ducted Rocket

    • Optimization of Energy Conversion

    • Control of Fuel-Flow Rate

  • Energetics of Gas-Generating Pyrolants

    • Required Physicochemical Properties

    • Burning Rate Characteristics of Gas-Generating Pyrolants

      • Burning Rate and Pressure Exponent

      • Wired Gas-Generating Pyrolants

    • Pyrolants for Variable Fuel-Flow Ducted Rockets

    • GAP Pyrolants

    • Metal Particles as Fuel Components

    • GAP-B Pyrolants

    • AP Composite Pyrolants

    • Effect of Metal Particles on Combustion Stability

  • Combustion Tests for Ducted Rockets

    • Combustion Test Facility

    • Combustion of Variable-Flow Gas Generator

    • Combustion Efficiency of Multi-Port Air-Intake