I'm writing a simulation to determine the most efficient thrust profile
for a rocket to achieve the highest altitude with the least amount of
fuel. Given the following:

mass (as a function of time) diameter Cd air density

The results were surprising. But before I state the results I got (in order to have a "blind" confirmation), has anyone else attempted this kind of calculation before? And if so, what results did you get?

Thanks in advance! Dave

mass (as a function of time) diameter Cd air density

The results were surprising. But before I state the results I got (in order to have a "blind" confirmation), has anyone else attempted this kind of calculation before? And if so, what results did you get?

Thanks in advance! Dave