Cover: The Optimization of Nozzle Area Ratio for Rockets Operating in a Vacuum

The Optimization of Nozzle Area Ratio for Rockets Operating in a Vacuum

Published 1992

by Martin Goldsmith

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A linearized analytic approach to the problem of determining the optimum nozzle area ratio for rocket-powered vehicles operating at very high altitudes. Correct area ratio becomes more important as the ratio of nozzle weight to burnout weight increases.

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