Aerospace Propulsion Systems

ISBN-10: 0470824972
ISBN-13: 9780470824979
Edition: 2010
Authors: Thomas A. Ward
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Description: Aerospace Propulsion Systems is a unique book that focuses on each type of propulsion system commonly used in aerospace vehicles today; e.g., rockets, piston aero engines, gas turbine engines, ramjets, and scramjets. Ward introduces each system,  More...

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Book details

List price: $96.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/8/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Aerospace Propulsion Systems is a unique book that focuses on each type of propulsion system commonly used in aerospace vehicles today; e.g., rockets, piston aero engines, gas turbine engines, ramjets, and scramjets. Ward introduces each system, imparting an understanding of basic engineering principles, describing key functionality mechanisms used in past and modern designs, and providing guidelines to assist students design their own projects. The author presents a balance of theory, fundamental performance analysis, and design. The book is specifically targeted to students or professionals who are new to the field and is arranged in an intuitive, systematic format to enhance learning.& ·& & & & & & & & & Engine design principles presented in historical order, thus ensuring progressive understanding for readers of all levels·& & & & & & & & & Covers all engine types, including piston aero engines

Preface
Acknowledgements
Outline of Aerospace Propulsion History
Nomenclature
Table of Contents
Fundamentals
Fundamental Equations
Isentropic Equations
Polytropic Processes
Total (or Stagnation) Properties
Isentropic Principles in Engine Components
Shock Waves
Summary
Rockets
Background Description
Performance of an Ideal Rocket
Solid Rocket Motors
Liquid Rockets
Hybrid Rockets
Motor Casing
Thrust Chamber
Exhaust Nozzles
Multi-staging
Non-chemical rockets
Rocket Design Methodology
Summary
Piston Aerodynamic Engines
Background Description
Engine Types
Thrust
Combustion
Propeller Design
Propeller Performance
Summary
Gas Turbine Engines
Background Description
Ideal Gas Turbine Cycle
Types of Gas Turbine Engines
Engine Cycle Performance
Component Performance
Engine Performance Analysis
Design Point Optimization
Component Design
Engine Control Systems
Summary
Ramjet and Scramjet Engines
Background Description
Ramjet Engines
Scramjet Engines
Summary
Appendices
Gas Tables
Isentropic Flow Tables
Shock Tables
Rocket Propellant Tables
Solutions to Even Numbered Problems

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