Rocket Propulsion Elements

Author: George P. Sutton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118753910
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO ROCKET PROPULSION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS The recent upsurge in global government and private spending and in space flight events has resulted in many novel applications of rocket propulsion technology. Rocket Propulsion Elements remains the definitive guide to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to essential concepts and applications. Led by industry veteran George P. Sutton and by Professor Oscar Biblarz, this book provides interdisciplinary coverage including thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight performance, propellant chemistry and more. This thoroughly revised ninth edition includes discussion and analysis of recent advances in the field, representing an authoritative reference for students and working engineers alike. In any engineering field, theory is only as useful as it is practical; this book emphasizes relevant real-world applications of fundamental concepts to link "thinking" and "doing". This book will help readers: Understand the physics of flight and the chemistry of propulsion Analyze liquid, solid, gas, and hybrid propellants, and the engines they fuel Consider high-temperature combustion, stability, and the principles of electric and chemical propulsion Dissect the workings of systems in common use around the world today Delve into the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more Broad in scope, rich in detail, and clear in explanation, this seminal work provides an unparalleled foundation in aerospace engineering topics. Learning through the lens of modern applications untangles complex topics and helps students fully grasp the intricacies on a more intuitive level. Rocket Propulsion Elements, Ninth Edition merges information and utility building a solid foundation for innovation.

Solid Rocket Propulsion Technology

Author: A. Davenas
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080984759
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book, a translation of the French title Technologie des Propergols Solides, offers otherwise unavailable information on the subject of solid propellants and their use in rocket propulsion. The fundamentals of rocket propulsion are developed in chapter one and detailed descriptions of concepts are covered in the following chapters. Specific design methods and the theoretical physics underlying them are presented, and finally the industrial production of the propellant itself is explained. The material used in the book has been collected from different countries, as the development of this field has occurred separately due to the classified nature of the subject. Thus the reader not only has an overall picture of solid rocket propulsion technology but a comprehensive view of its different developmental permutations worldwide.

History of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Author: George Paul Sutton
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 1563476495
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Written by a rocket propulsion expert, this book gives an account of the liquid propellant rocket engine field. It includes information on the early pioneers, amateur rocket societies, evolution of hardware components, investigations of different liquid propellants, and the principal areas of application.

Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion

Author: Jack D. Mattingly
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN: 1563477785
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This text provides an introduction to gas turbine engines and jet propulsion for aerospace or mechanical engineers. The text is divided into four parts: introduction to aircraft propulsion; basic concepts and one-dimensional/gas dynamics; parametric (design point) and performance (off-design) analysis of air breathing propulsion systems; and analysis and design of major gas turbine engine components (fans, compressors, turbines, inlets, nozzles, main burners, and afterburners). Design concepts are introduced early (aircraft performance in introductory chapter) and integrated throughout. Written with extensive student input on the design of the book, the book builds upon definitions and gradually develops the thermodynamics, gas dynamics, and gas turbine engine principles.

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

Physics of Electric Propulsion

Author: Robert G. Jahn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138671
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Genre: Science

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion, from primary physical principles to realistic space thruster designs. 1968 edition.

Advanced Space Propulsion Systems

Author: Martin Tajmar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709105474
Release Date: 2012-09-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Space propulsion systems have a great influence on our ability to travel to other planets or how cheap a satellite can provide TV programs. This book provides an up-to-date overview of all kinds of propulsion systems ranging from classical rocket technology, nuclear propulsion to electric propulsion systems, and further to micro-, propellantless and even breakthrough propulsion, which is a new program under development at NASA. The author shows the limitations of the present concepts and how they could look like in the future. Starting from historical developments, the reader is taken on a journey showing the amazing technology that has been put on hold for decades to be rediscovered in the near future for questions like how we can even reach other stars within a human lifetime. The author is actively involved in advanced propulsion research and contributes with his own experience to many of the presented topics. The book is written for anyone who is interested in how space travel can be revolutionized.

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.

Space Propulsion Analysis and Design

Author: Ronald Humble
Publisher: Learning Solutions
ISBN: 0070313202
Release Date: 1995-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The only comprehensive text available on space propulsion for students and professionals in astronautics.

Solid Rocket Propellants

Author: Haridwar Singh
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9781782620969
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Science

Propellants contain considerable chemical energy that can be used in rocket propulsion. Bringing together information on both the theoretical and practical aspects of solid rocket propellants for the first time, this book will find a unique place on the readers' shelf providing the overall picture of solid rocket propulsion technology. Aimed at students, engineers and researchers in the area, the authors have applied their wealth of knowledge regarding formulation, processing and evaluation to provide an up to date and clear text on the subject.

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.

Ignition

Author: John Drury Clark
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813599199
Release Date: 2018-05-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as “a good book on rocket stuff…that’s a really fun one” by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.