Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published September 1952 | Reprint
Journal Article Open

Servo-stabilization of combustion in rocket motors

Tsien, H. S.


This paper shows that the combustion in the rocket motor can be stabilized against any value of time lag in combustion by a feedback servo link from a chamber pressure pickup, through an appropriately designed amplifier, to a control capacitance on the propellant feed line. The technique of stability analysis is based upon a combination of the Satche diagram and the Nyquist diagram. For simplicity of calculation, only low-frequency oscillations in monopropellant rocket motors are considered. However, the concept of servo-stabilization and method of analysis are believed to be generally applicable to other cases.

Additional Information

(Reprinted from Journal of the American Rocket Society, September-October, 1952) Copyright, 1952, by the American Rocket Society, Inc., and reprinted by permission of copyright owner. Received February 22, 1952.

Attached Files

Reprint - 29_Tsien_HS_1952.pdf


Files (549.6 kB)
Name Size Download all
549.6 kB Preview Download

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 19, 2023