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Title

CENTRIFUGAL FORCE PROPULSION ENGINE, A Thesis
Author

Peter Hoang Nguyen
Journal / Anthology

Year: 2012
Description

In contrast to a current propellant-based rocket, the concept in this thesis uses the rotational mass to create an imbalanced centrifugal force in a non-circular enclosure, which results in a propulsion force being generated. The approach to analyze and validate this imbalance centrifugal force using the simple harmonic motion method through the use of Mathematica software to solve and plot out the cam profile curve, the velocity, the acceleration, the centrifugal force, and the linear momentum. This thesis would be an ideal solution to space propulsion. Furthermore, this concept is lightweight, especially compared to expellants, because the necessary thrust is self-contained, repeated, and reused.
Subject

*Science > Physics