# Burn Rate - Propellant Characterization Software (Version 2)

## Burn Rate Finds The Coefficient and Exponent For Your Amateur Propellant

**Burn Rate User Interface**

In order to make accurate chamber pressure predictions, you need to know the coefficient and exponent in the
burn rate equation for your propellant.

Propellant Burn Rate = c * (Chamber Pressure)^{n}

Burn Rate makes that easy. You input a few data points of burn rate as a function of pressure, which you
obtain from strand burners or from small test motors. Then, you simply click on the "Best Fit Data" button to
get the values for the coefficient, c, and the exponent, n. You may want to bias the equation towards some data
points more than others as these data points may be more accurate. To do that, you just adjust "c" and "n" until
the equation fits the data the way you want it.

To bias the equation, the simplest way is to adjust the value for "n" first, until the slope of the equation matches
the burn rate data. Then, adjust the value of "c", until the equation overlays the data. Once you are satisfied
with the "c" and "n" values and the output from CHEM-II, you are ready to move on
to FPRED and begin designing your flight motors.

__Burnrate Features__

- Least Squares Curve Fitting of Data
- Save/Open Data Files
- Bias Burnrate Equation Towards Best Data
- Print Curve Fit

# BURNRATE

The Software For Successfully

Designing Amateur Rockets

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.