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In this textbook, the authors show that a few fundamental principles can provide students of mechanical and aeronautical engineering with a deep understanding of all modes of aircraft and spacecraft propulsion. The book also demonstrates how these fundamental principles can lead directly to useful quantitative assessments of performance as well as possibilities for improvement. The second edition provides a wide range of new illustrative material on modern aircraft and rocket engines. The author s have also improved their explanations of pertinent physical phenomena and have introduced preliminary design procedures in this edition.
Table of Contents
1. The Jet Propulsion Principle. 2. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow. 3. Steady One-Dimensional Flow of a Perfect Gas. 4. Boundary Layer Mechanics and Heat Transfer. 5. Thermodynamcis of Aircraft Jet Engines. 6. Aerodynamics of Inlets, Combustors, and Nozzles. 7. Axial Compressors. 8. Axial Turbines. 9. The Centrifugal Compressor. 10. Performance of Rocket Vehicles. 11. Chemical Rocket Thrust Chambers. 12. Chemical Rocket Propellants: Combustion and Expansion. 13. Turbomachinery for Liquid-Propellant Rockets. 14. Electrical Rocket Propulsion.