Description

Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen), is celebrated as the leader of the research that produced China's first ballistic missiles, its first satellite, and the Silkworm anti-ship missile.

This volume collects the scientific works of Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen) and his co-authors, which published between 1938—1956 when he was studying and working in the United States as a graduate student, scientist and professor, when aeronautic exploration stepped up from low speed to high speed regimes and astronautic technology entered its infant stage.

Key Features

  • The author is one of the most significant Chinese scientists in the past 70 years.
  • Focuses on a series of key problems in aerodynamics, stability of shells, rocket ballistics and engine analyses.
  • Collects Tsien's work as author and co-author from his time working in the US.

Readership

Electrical and Electronic Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Computer Engineers; Intelligent Systems specialists

Table of Contents

About This Book

Hsue-Shen Tsiens Biography

Boundary Layer in Compressible Fluids

I

II

References

Supersonic Flow over an Inclined Body of Revolution

References

Problems in Motion of Compressible Fluids and Reaction Propulsion

PART (I). Boundary Layer in Compressible Fluids

Boundary Layer in Compressible Fluids

PART (II). Supersonic Flow over an Inclined Body of Revolution

Supersonic Flow over an Inclined Body of Revolution

PART (III). Application of Tschapligin’s Transformation to Two Dimensional Subsonic Flow

Application of Tschapligin’s Transformation to Two Dimensional Subsonic Flow

PART (IV). Flight Analysis of a Sounding Rocket with Special Reference to Propulsion by Successive Impulses

Flight Analysis of a Sounding Rocket with Special Reference to Propulsion by Successive Impulses

Flight Analysis of a Sounding Rocket with Special Reference to Propulsion by Successive Impulses

Introduction

Notation

I

II

III

IV

Conclusion

References

Two-Dimensional Subsonic Flow of Compressible Fluids

Introduction

Approximation to the Adiabatic Relation

Section I

Section II

Concluding Remarks

References

The Buckling of Spherical Shells by External Pressure*

General Considerations

The Energy Expression and the Equation of Equilibrium for a Spherical Segment Under Uniform External Pressure

Approximate Solution by the Rayleigh-Ritz Method

Application to the Buckling Problem. Comparison with the Experiment

References

The Influence of Curvature on the Buckling Characteristics of Structures

Section I

Section II

Section III

Concluding Remarks

References

A Method for Predicting the Compressibility Burble

Intr

Details

No. of pages:
900
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123982742
Print ISBN:
9780123982773

About the author

Tsien H S

Affiliations and Expertise

Formally chief engineer at Boeing, USA

Reviews

Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen), is celebrated as the leader of the research that produced China's first ballistic missiles, its first satellite, and the Silkworm anti-ship missile.

This volume collects the scientific works of Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen) and his co-authors, which published between 1938—1956 when he was studying and working in the United States as a graduate student, scientist and professor, when aeronautic exploration stepped up from low speed to high speed regimes and astronautic technology entered its infant stage.