Propulsion Re-Entry Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080069319, 9781483184326

Propulsion Re-Entry Physics

1st Edition


Editors: Michał Lunc P. Contensou G. N. Duboshin
eBook ISBN: 9781483184326
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 592
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Propulsion Re-Entry Physics deals with the physics of propulsion re-entry and covers topics ranging from inductive magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) propulsion systems to launch systems and orbiting maneuvering systems. Problems of re-entry aerodynamics are considered, along with interaction problems in hypersonic fluid dynamics.

Comprised of 31 chapters, this volume begins with a detailed account of the quasi-steady adiabatic vaporization and subsequent exothermic decomposition of a pure monopropellant spherical droplet in the absence of free and forced convection. The discussion then turns to results of calculations on MPD machines working in the intermittent and in the continuous mode; inductive plasma accelerators with electromagnetic standing waves; and spherical rocket motors for space and upper stage propulsion. Subsequent chapters focus on pulsed plasma satellite control systems; drag and stability of various Mars entry configurations; hypersonic laminar boundary layers around slender bodies; and effects of an entry probe gas envelope on experiments concerning planetary atmospheres.

This book will appeal to students, practitioners, and research workers interested in propulsion re-entry and the accompanying physics.

Table of Contents


Fundamental Aspects

Quasi-Steady Sphericosymmetric Monopropellant Decomposition in Inert and Reactive Environments

On Some New Aspects Concerning Inductive Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) Propulsion Systems

Investigation of Liquid Propellants in High Pressure and High Temperature Gaseous Environments

Application of the Galerkin Method in the Solution of Combustion-Instability Problems

Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Inductive Plasma Accelerators with Electromagnetic Standing Waves

Launch Systems

An Apparent Adaptive Notch Filter for Thrust Vector Control

An Advanced Launch System Using 156-in. Solid Rocket Motors

Dynamic Behavior of Liquid Propellant in the Tanks of the Third Stage of the European ELDO-A-Rocket

The Morphological Continuum in Solid-Propellant Grain Design

Mise au Point du Moteur Valois équipant le Premier étage du Lanceur «DIAMANT B»

Orbiting Maneuvering Systems

Spherical Rocket Motors for Space and Upper Stage Propulsion

Position and Orientation Propulsion Systems for Unmanned Vehicles

A Subliming Solid Reaction Control System

Pulsed Plasma Satellite Control Systems

Conception et Developpement d'un Moteur d'apogée dans le Contexte Européen

Electric Propulsion for Orbit Transfer

Re-Entry Physics

New Problems of Re-Entry Aerodynamics

Radiating Flows During Entry into Planetary Atmospheres


Drag and Stability of Various Mars Entry Configurations

Étude Expérimentale du Proche Sillage de corps de Révolution en écoulement Supersonique



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Michał Lunc

P. Contensou

G. N. Duboshin

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