Theory of Aerospace Propulsion
- Pasquale Sforza, Pasquale M. Sforza received his PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1965. He has taught courses related to commercial airplane design at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the University of Florida. His previous books include Theory of Aerospace Propulsion (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011).
Readers of this book will be able to:
utilize the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to analyze aircraft engines,
understand the common gas turbine aircraft propulsion systems and be able to determine the applicability of each,
perform system studies of aircraft engine systems for specified flight conditions,
perform preliminary aerothermal design of turbomachinery components, and
conceive, analyze, and optimize competing preliminary designs for conventional and unconventional missions.
Aerospace or mechanical engineers working in gas turbines, turbomachinery, aircraft propulsion and rocket propulsion. Undergraduate and graduate level students in aerospace or mechanical engineering studying aerospace propulsion or turbomachinery.