As identified in the Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee (LPTC) charter, the purpose of the LPTC is to act as an open forum regarding the current status and emerging technology needs for liquid propulsion applications. As currently structured, the LPTC membership consists of members with a broad representation from the liquid propulsion community that encompasses industrial organizations, governmental organizations, universities and organizations representing several nations.
The LPTC has interests in all aspects of reaction propulsion for aerospace applications that utilize a heated gaseous or liquid working fluid as propellant. These interests include not only the technical disciplines associated with the technologies of reactive propulsion such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, thermal chemistry, materials, heat transfer, and interests associated with the design and implementation of complete systems. These interests include the disciplines associated with the design, development and certification of components and systems as well as those associated with propulsion system integration.
The objectives of the LPTC are:
· To ensure and maintain an active, continuous membership on the LPTC which is representative of the liquid propulsion community including members of government, industry, and academia (both and international) organizations;
· To coordinate with the appropriate organizations and agencies to determine the future needs for liquid propulsion systems;
· To encourage and support technical interchange between the appropriate government agencies, universities, and contractors to improve liquid propulsion technology; and
· To encourage and support the implementation and improvement of liquid and related propulsion education.
Individuals interested in joining the Lqiuid Propulsion Technical Committee are encouraged to complete the nomination package located here.