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Rocket Propulsion Elements

ISBN-10: 0471326429
ISBN-13: 9780471326427
Edition: 7th 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This classic text offers a clear and comprehensive overview of rocket propulsion technology, covering thermodynamics, heat transfer, flight performance and propellant chemistry, with a particular focus on the applications for industry.

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Book details

List price: $125.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.20" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

This classic text offers a clear and comprehensive overview of rocket propulsion technology, covering thermodynamics, heat transfer, flight performance and propellant chemistry, with a particular focus on the applications for industry.

Preface
Classification
Duct Jet Propulsion
Rocket Propulsion
Applications of Rocket Propulsion
References
Definitions and Fundamentals
Definition
Thrust
Exhaust Velocity
Energy and Efficiencies
Typical Performance Values
Problems
Symbols
References
Nozzle Theory and Thermodynamic Relations
Ideal Rocket
Summary of Thermodynamic Relations
Isentropic Flow through Nozzles
Nozzle Configurations
Real Nozzles
Four Performance Parameters
Nozzle Alignment
Variable Thrust
Problems
Symbols
References
Flight Performance
Gravity-Free Drag-Free Space Flight
Forces Acting on a Vehicle in the Atmosphere
Basic Relations of Motion
Effect of Propulsion System on Vehicle Performance
Space Flight
Flight Maneuvers
Flight Vehicles
Military Missiles
Aerodynamic Effect of Exhaust Plumes
Flight Stability
Problems
Symbols
References
Chemical Rocket Propellant Performance Analysis
Background and Fundamentals
Analysis of Chamber or Motor Case Conditions
Analysis of Nozzle Expansion Processes
Computer Analysis
Results of Thermochemical Calculations
Problems
Symbols
References
Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine Fundamentals
Propellants
Propellant Feed Systems
Gas Pressure Feed Systems
Propellant Tanks
Tank Pressurization
Turbopump Feed Systems and Engine Cycles
Flow and Pressure Balance
Rocket Engines for Maneuvering, Orbit Adjustments, or Attitude Control
Valves and Pipe Lines
Engine Support Structure
Problems
Symbols
References
Liquid Propellants
Propellant Properties
Liquid Oxidizers
Liquid Fuels
Liquid Monopropellants
Gelled Propellants
Gaseous Propellants
Safety and Environmental Concerns
Problems
Symbols
References
Thrust Chambers
Injectors
Combustion Chamber and Nozzle
Heat Transfer Analysis
Starting and Ignition
Variable Thrust
Sample Thrust Chamber Design Analysis
Problems
Symbols
References
Combustion of Liquid Propellants
Combustion Process
Analysis and Simulation
Combustion Instability
Problems
References
Turbopumps, Engine Design, Engine Controls, Calibration, Integration, and Optimization
Turbopumps
Performance of Complete or Multiple Rocket Propulsion Systems
Propellant Budget
Engine Design
Engine Controls
Engine System Calibration
System Integration and Engine Optimization
Problems
Symbols
References
Solid Propellant Rocket Fundamentals
Propellant Burning Rate
Basic Performance Relations
Propellant Grain and Grain Configuration
Propellant Grain Stress and Strain
Attitude Control and Side Maneuvers with Solid Propellant Rocket Motors
Problems
Symbols
References
Solid Propellants
Classification
Propellant Characteristics
Hazards
Propellant Ingredients
Other Propellant Categories
Liners, Insulators, and Inhibitors
Propellant Processing and Manufacture
Problems
References
Combustion of Solid Propellants
Physical and Chemical Processes
Ignition Process
Extinction or Thrust Termination
Combustion Instability
Problems
References
Solid Rocket Components and Motor Design
Motor Case
Nozzle
Igniter Hardware
Rocket Motor Design Approach
Problems
References
Hybrid Propellant Rockets
Applications and Propellants
Performance Analysis and Grain Configuration
Design Example
Combustion Instability
Symbols
References
Thrust Vector Control
TVC Mechanisms with a Single Nozzle
TVC with Multiple Thrust Chambers or Nozzles
Testing
Integration with Vehicle
References
Selection of Rocket Propulsion Systems
Selection Process
Criteria for Selection
Interfaces
References
Rocket Exhaust Plumes
Plume Appearance and Flow Behavior
Plume Effects
Analysis and Mathematical Simulation
Problems
References
Electric Propulsion
Ideal Flight Performance
Electrothermal Thrusters
Non-Thermal Electric Thrusters
Optimum Flight Performance
Mission Applications
Electric Space-Power Supplies and Power-Conditioning Systems
Problems
Symbols
References
Rocket Testing
Types of Tests
Test Facilities and Safeguards
Instrumentation and Data Management
Flight Testing
Postaccident Procedures
References
Conversion Factors and Constants
Properties of the Earth's Standard Atmosphere
Summary of Key Equations for Ideal Chemical Rockets
Derivation of Hybrid Fuel Regression Rate Equation in Chapter 15
Alternative Interpretations of Boundary Layer Blowing Coefficient in Chapter 15
Index

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