Theory of Aerospace Propulsion

By

  • Pasquale Sforza, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

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.
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Audience

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.

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-912-6


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 IDEALIZED FLOW MACHINES
Chapter 2 QUASI-ONE-DIMENSIONAL FLOW EQUATIONS
Chapter 3 IDEALIZED CYCLE ANALYSIS OF JET ENGINES
Chapter 4 COMBUSTION CHAMBERS FOR AIRBREATHING ENGINES
Chapter 5 NOZZLES
Chapter 6 INLETS
Chapter 7 TURBOMACHINERY 
Chapter 8 BLADE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF AXIAL FLOW TURBOMACHINES   
Chapter 9. TURBINE ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND COMPONENT INTEGRATION
Chapter 10 PROPELLERS 
Chapter 11 LIQUID ROCKETS
Chapter 12 SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKETS 
Chapter 13 NUCLEAR ROCKETS
Chapter 14 SPACE PROPULSION
Chapter 15. PROPULSION ASPECTS OF HIGH-SPEED FLIGHT
Appendix A: SHOCK WAVES, EXPANSIONS, TABLES AND CHARTS
Appendix B: PROPERTIES OF HYDROCARBON FUEL COMBUSTION
Appendix C: EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE
Appendix D: BOOST PHASE AND STAGING OF ROCKETS 
Appendix E: SAFETY, RELIABILITY, AND RISK ASSESSMENT 
Appendix F: AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE
Appendix G: THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SELECTED SPECIES