Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering Second Edition

Author: Travis S. Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498772341
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Science

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. The text also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance for rocket scientists and engineers to creatively deal with the complexities of rocketry.

It s ONLY Rocket Science

Author: Lucy Rogers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387753775
Release Date: 2008-03-21
Genre: Mathematics

"Well, it’s not rocket science, is it?" How many times have you heard people use that expression when they mean something pretty simple? There are other areas of science and technology that are arguably more challenging than rocket science, but no other (perhaps apart from brain surgery) has entered mainstream English vocabulary as a byword for ‘difficult’. But ‘hard to understand’ isn’t the same as ‘impossible to understand’, as Dr Lucy Rogers – who is herself currently working as a rocket scientist – shows in this book. She describes, in everyday terms and entirely without complex math, just what is involved in launching something into space, to explore the universe beyond our small planet. If you want to understand the fundamentals of space flight, from how to leave the Earth – including the design of the rocket and vehicle, mission planning, navigation and communication – to life in space and the effects of weightlessness, begin your journey here.

Rocket Propulsion Elements

Author: George P. Sutton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118174203
Release Date: 2011-09-09
Genre: Science

The definitive text on rocket propulsion—now revised to reflect advancements in the field For sixty years, Sutton's Rocket Propulsion Elements has been regarded as the single most authoritative sourcebook on rocket propulsion technology. As with the previous edition, coauthored with Oscar Biblarz, the Eighth Edition of Rocket Propulsion Elements offers a thorough introduction to basic principles of rocket propulsion for guided missiles, space flight, or satellite flight. It describes the physical mechanisms and designs for various types of rockets' and provides an understanding of how rocket propulsion is applied to flying vehicles. Updated and strengthened throughout, the Eighth Edition explores: The fundamentals of rocket propulsion, its essential technologies, and its key design rationale The various types of rocket propulsion systems, physical phenomena, and essential relationships The latest advances in the field such as changes in materials, systems design, propellants, applications, and manufacturing technologies, with a separate new chapter devoted to turbopumps Liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors, the two most prevalent of the rocket propulsion systems, with in-depth consideration of advances in hybrid rockets and electrical space propulsion Comprehensive and coherently organized, this seminal text guides readers evenhandedly through the complex factors that shape rocket propulsion, with both theory and practical design considerations. Professional engineers in the aerospace and defense industries as well as students in mechanical and aerospace engineering will find this updated classic indispensable for its scope of coverage and utility.

Advice to Rocket Scientists

Author: Jim Longuski
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 156347655X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

A former NASA engineer and astronautics professor offers down-to-earth advice and recommended reading on preparing for and surviving in science-related professions. This book is especially valuable for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environments.

Rocket Science for Babies

Author: Chris Ferrie
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN: 1492656259
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ages 0 to 3 years Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie is an introduction to aerospace engineering (also known as rocket science). Baby will learn the principles of lift and thrust, the forces responsible for flight. This is the first in a series of books designed to stimulate your baby and introduce them to the world of science. Also coming in May are: Newtonian Physics for Babies General Relativity for Babies Quantum Physics for Babies

A New American Space Plan

Author: Travis S. Taylor
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 9781618249616
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Science

Meet the Rocket City Rednecks. They're five "backwoods" guys from the rocket city: Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program. Sure, they love to shoot stuff and drink beer, and one of 'em lives in a trailer, but with a family tree full of NASA rocket scientists (not to mention their own PhDs and advanced degrees), they aim a little higher¾like using homemade moonshine to fuel a rocket! Now, in typical laidback style, Dr. Travis S. Taylor, leader of the crew, delivers the goods on how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight. What's needed is a good old "try anything" attitude, a bit of gumption, and the spectacularly entertaining backyard science that's the Rocket City Redneck specialty. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Introduction to Space Dynamics

Author: William Tyrrell Thomson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140520
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles in space.

The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Author: James Longuski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387682228
Release Date: 2007-05-26
Genre: Science

This book translates "thinking like a rocket scientist" into every day thinking so it can be used by anyone. It’s short and snappy and written by a rocket scientist. The book illustrates the methods (the 7 secrets) with anecdotes, quotations and biographical sketches of famous scientists, personal stories and insights, and occasionally some space history. The author reveals that rocket science is just common sense applied to the extraordinarily uncommon environment of outer space and that rocket scientists are people, too. It is intended for "armchair" scientists, and for those interested in popular psychology, space history, and science fiction films.

Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

Author: Martin J. L. Turner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540692034
Release Date: 2008-11-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The revised edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the latest details on advanced systems being developed, such as electric and nuclear propulsion. The author covers the fundamentals, from the basic principles of rocket propulsion and vehicle dynamics through the theory and practice of liquid and solid propellant motors, to new and future developments. He provides a serious exposition of the principles and practice of rocket propulsion, from the point of view of the user who is not an engineering specialist.

Fundamentals of Rocket Propulsion

Author: DP Mishra
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351708418
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The book follows a unified approach to present the basic principles of rocket propulsion in concise and lucid form. This textbook comprises of ten chapters ranging from brief introduction and elements of rocket propulsion, aerothermodynamics to solid, liquid and hybrid propellant rocket engines with chapter on electrical propulsion. Worked out examples are also provided at the end of chapter for understanding uncertainty analysis. This book is designed and developed as an introductory text on the fundamental aspects of rocket propulsion for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is also aimed towards practicing engineers in the field of space engineering. This comprehensive guide also provides adequate problems for audience to understand intricate aspects of rocket propulsion enabling them to design and develop rocket engines for peaceful purposes. Key Features: • Book presents an integrated approach including mechanics, modeling, manufacture and design of composite components including theory and practice. • Exhaustive discussion on analysis and analytical methods for composite beams, columns and plates, and the basic procedure of the finite element method. • Principles of composite manufacturing, common manufacturing methods and selection of manufacturing methods are presented in depth. • Presents concept of design and composite design process, along with several representative design examples. • Includes fully-solved examples with solutions manual and high quality illustrative figures

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Author: Ben Gilliland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465442543
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

All new content. Cutting-edge concepts made simple. Media reportage on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs--from black holes, dark matter, and exoplanets to leap seconds and Planck time--can be a foreign language. Get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland's unique take on them. With fun graphics and clear explanations, this book will have you saying "I get it now!" over and over again. Some of it may actually be rocket science, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand it.

Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

Author: William J. Emrich, Jr.
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780128045305
Release Date: 2016-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion provides an understanding of the physical principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear fission-based rocket engines. While there are numerous texts available describing rocket engine theory and nuclear reactor theory, this is the first book available describing the integration of the two subject areas. Most of the book’s emphasis is primarily on nuclear thermal rocket engines, wherein the energy of a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant to high temperatures and then expel it through a nozzle to produce thrust. Other concepts are also touched upon such as a section devoted to the nuclear pulse rocket concept wherein the force of externally detonated nuclear explosions is used to accelerate a spacecraft. Future crewed space missions beyond low earth orbit will almost certainly require propulsion systems with performance levels exceeding that of today’s best chemical engines. A likely candidate for that propulsion system is the solid core Nuclear Thermal Rocket or NTR. Solid core NTR engines are expected to have performance levels which significantly exceed that achievable by any currently conceivable chemical engine. The challenge is in the engineering details of the design which includes not only the thermal, fluid, and mechanical aspects always present in chemical rocket engine development, but also nuclear interactions and some unique materials restrictions. Sorts and organizes information on various types of nuclear thermal rocket engines into a coherent curriculum Includes a number of example problems to illustrate the concepts being presented Features a companion site with interactive calculators demonstrating how variations in the constituent parameters affect the physical process being described Includes 3D figures that may be scaled and rotated to better visualize the nature of the object under study

Make Rockets

Author: Mike Westerfield
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781457186318
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.