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Conceptual design and performance simulation of a space hybrid motor

Ehsan A. Tahmasebi (Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
Hasan Karimi M. (Aerospace Faculty, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 5 January 2015




This study aims to present a method for conceptual design and simulation of hybrid propellant motors.


The design methodology is based on previous studies and thermo-physical governor relations, and also a computational code that was derived to simulate the performance of designed system.


Conceptual design algorithm for space hybrid propellant systems and method of performance simulation are findings of this study.

Practical implications

Results of this study are applicable for design process of space systems with hybrid propulsion. Also, simulation results can help the users to improve the performance weaknesses.


This study shows the implementation of present algorithm for a specified space mission and also study on variation of performance parameters.



Tahmasebi, E.A. and Karimi M., H. (2015), "Conceptual design and performance simulation of a space hybrid motor", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 87 No. 1, pp. 92-99.



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