Purchase Solution

# Rocket Science: Heat Transfer Issues

Not what you're looking for?

In rocket science, heat transfer issues must be addressed. Use the attached pictures to become familiar with the basic design of a rocket. The heat from the inside of the throat wall travels to the outside of the throat wall by conduction.

See attachment for graphics.

An experimental rocket's combustion thrust chamber has an outside (cool) wall temperature of 135° C at the nozzle throat, with a 4500° C chamber temperature. The heat transfer rate through the throat wall is measured to be 2 x 107 W/m2. The liquid-cooled throat wall is made of 0.3 cm thick stainless steel with k = 26 W/m°C. Assume the coolant's surface area is equal to the hot gas's surface area. Calculate the inner or hot wall's temperature at the throat using the given information.

##### Solution Summary

This is a rocket science problem that gives a basic design scenario of a rocket and asks you to calculate how the heat from the inside of the throat wall travels to the outside of the throat wall. The solution contains the step by step process to work through this problem. The applicable equations are stated and the calculation is done for the student to follow along.

##### Introduction to Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials

This quiz is for any area of science. Test yourself to see what knowledge of nanotechnology you have. This content will also make you familiar with basic concepts of nanotechnology.

##### The Moon

Test your knowledge of moon phases and movement.

##### Intro to the Physics Waves

Some short-answer questions involving the basic vocabulary of string, sound, and water waves.

##### Variables in Science Experiments

How well do you understand variables? Test your knowledge of independent (manipulated), dependent (responding), and controlled variables with this 10 question quiz.

##### Classical Mechanics

This quiz is designed to test and improve your knowledge on Classical Mechanics.