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BurnSim – Solid Propellant Internal Ballistics Simulation Research Rocket Motor design software

BurnSim is a solid rocket steady-state ballistic simulation software package for the Windows platform. In a nutshell, input your motor, nozzle and propellant characteristics and BurnSim calculates the Kn through the burn and predicts estimated chamber pressure and motor performance. Once your motor design is in BurnSim, you can tweak the parameters such as nozzle diameter or grain core diameter and instantly see how the Kn, chamber pressure, and motor thrust is affected. BurnSim will also optimize your nozzle design.

Motor designs in BurnSim can be saved and recalled for later use. In addition, test data can be imported and graphed alongside simulation data to compare sims to results. BurnSim allows you to make notes about your propellants and motor designs, all saved in one convenient location.

Once you’re happy with the your motor design, BurnSim can then export a .ENG file for use in RockSim, wRasp or other rocket flight simulators. You may also export the data to a text file (comma delimited) for use in virtually any system. You can estimate your motor’s performance and rocket’s flight before you even cast a grain!

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UGC approved List of Journals

UGC approved List of Journals for the purpose of Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) and Direct Recruitment of Teachers and other academic staff as required under the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges).

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Classification of Combustion Problems

  • Time dependence
    • Steady
    • Unsteady
  • Spatial Dependence
    • 1D
    • 2D planar
    • 2D axisymmetric
    • 3D
  • Mixing condition of initial reactants
    • Premixed
    • Nonpremixed (diffusion)
  • Flow conditions
    • Laminar
    • Turbulent
  • Initial phases of reactants
    • Single-phase
    • Two-phase
    • Multiphase
  • Sites of reactions
    • Homogeneous
    • Heterogeneous
  • Rate of reaction
    • Chemical equilibrium (infinite rate)
    • Finite rate
  • Type of convection
    • Natural convection
    • Forced convection
  • Degree of compressibility of flow
    • Incompressible
    • Compressible
  • Speed of the combustion wave
    • Deflagration (subsonic combustion wave)
    • Detonation (supersonic combustion wave)

Source: Principles of Combustion by K.K. Kuo

Thank you note

I defended my PhD thesis on November 29, 2016 at Department of Aerospace Engineering of IIT Bombay. This post is to thank all who were my teacher at one point of time during my academics. Thank you very much

Bhavnaben (Bal Mandir), Ramaben (Talim), Jaishreeben (1st), Parulben Gandhi (2nd), Rannaben (3rd), Varshaben Trivedi (4th), Ashokbhai (5th), Alkaben (6th), Shobhnaben (7th), Arunaben (Maths), Kiranben (Maths), Atulbhai (Music), Ilaben (Social Studies), Shankarbhai (Drawing), Naynaben, Meenaben (P.T.), Rajeshwariben (English / Hindi), Kokilaben (Social Studies), Vijaybhai (Maths), Mamtaben (Computer), Somchandbhai (8th), Kalpnaben Trivedi (English), Krishnaben (9th), Popatbhai (Maths), Mukeshbhai Thakor (10th), Bharatbhai Pandya (Gujarati), Mr. M. R. Parmar (English), Baldevbhai (Science), Bhratbhai (Sanskrit),

ભૌતિકવિજ્ઞાન: દિનેશભાઈ પટેલ, દિલીપભાઈ પટેલ, ચંદ્રેશભાઈ

રસાયણવિજ્ઞાન: પી. એસ. પટેલ સાહેબ, ભરતભાઈ સાહેબ

ગણિત: મંડલીસાહેબ, થાનકીસાહેબ

જીવવિજ્ઞાન: ભારતીબેન, ગીરીશભાઈ સાહેબ

સંસ્કૃત: કામાક્ષીબેન

અંગ્રેજી: સૌરભભાઈ મેહતા

Abhinav: Puranik sir, A B Patel sir, Anil Lad sir, U Bhatt sir, and their assistants

SVIT Vasad 2003-07: Mrs. Niyati Shah, Mr. Sadanand Namjoshi, Mr. Vimlesh Agarwal, Mr. Nilay Shah, Wg Cdr C K Chitale, Mr. M R Meckwan, Prof. M B Panchal, Prof. Nautiyal

M S University 2007-2009: Prof. Prabhakaran, Prof. H S Chokshi, Prof. Mohite

NAL 2008-09: Dr S Ramamurthy (CLOCTER), Mr. Rajesh Emandi, Mr. Nitesh kumar, Mr. Sudarshan

IIT Bombay 2010-2016: Prof. Viren Menezes (PhD Supervisor), Prof. S. D. Sharma (Aerodynamics Lab), Prof. A M Pradeep (RPC), Prof. Puranik (RPC), Prof. Bhandarkar (RPC)

In addition to this, thanks to all those faculty who helped me directly or indirectly during my academic life.



International conference on Recent Advances in Aerospace Engg (ICRAAE-2017) @ Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission (extended date): 31/12/2016
  • Feedback and Comments: 20/01/2017
  • Final acceptance and Notification: 01/02/2017
  • Registration: 03/02/2017
  • Dates of Conference: 03-04/03/2017

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A visit to National War Memorial Southern Command

My wife and I visited the National War Memorial Southern Command, Pune on October 29, 2016. It was a memorable experience. Here are some photographs from the place is open from 0930 hrs to 1230 hrs and 1500 hrs to 1900 hrs. No entry fee. Photography is permitted.