Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion 2016

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion 2016
Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion 2016
Springer | Mechanical Engineering | June 26, 2016 | ISBN-10: 1447167945 | 1001 pages | pdf | 25.86 mb

Authors: El-Sayed, Ahmed F.
More than 100 worked examples and end of chapter exercises provide practice for analysis, preliminary design, and systems integration for the student reader
More than 200 illustrations plus 100 photos support and illustrate the text, giving readers a visual reference
Details trends in engine developments for forthcoming decades to take into account the ecological requirements of a greener world

About this Textbook
This book provides a comprehensive basics-to-advanced course in an aero-thermal science vital to the design of engines for either type of craft. The text classifies engines powering aircraft and single/multi-stage rockets, and derives performance parameters for both from basic aerodynamics and thermodynamics laws. Each type of engine is analyzed for optimum performance goals, and mission-appropriate engines selection is explained.
provides information about and analyses of:
thermodynamic cycles of shaft engines (piston, turboprop, turboshaft and propfan);
jet engines (pulsejet, pulse detonation engine, ramjet, scramjet, turbojet and turbofan);
chemical and non-chemical rocket engines;
conceptual design of modular rocket engines (combustor, nozzle and turbopumps); and
conceptual design of different modules of aero-engines in their design and off-design state.
Aimed at graduate and final-year undergraduate students, this textbook provides a thorough grounding in the history and classification of both aircraft and rocket engines, important design features of all the engines detailed, and particular consideration of special aircraft such as unmanned aerial and short/vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. End-of-chapter exercises make this a valuable student resource, and the provision of a downloadable solutions manual will be of further benefit for course instructors.

About the authors
Prof. Ahmed F. El-Sayed was a Senior Engineer for the Egyptian Airline EGYPTAIR, for 10 years, working in in maintenance, technical inspection, and R&D departments as well as the engine overhaul shop. He has worked as a researcher in corporate projects with Westinghouse (USA) and Rolls Royce (UK), and taught propulsion and turbomachinery courses in several universities in Egypt, the USA, and Libya.
Prof. El-Sayed has lectured in the field of performance of aircraft engines in several universities in the USA, Belgium, Austria, China, Syria, Japan as well as NASA Glenn and von Karman Institute. He is the author of six books, and more than seventy technical papers handling aircraft propulsion, performance and design aspects of fans and compressors, cooling of axial turbines of aircraft engines.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
329 b/w illustrations, 242 illustrations in colour
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Engineering Fluid Dynamics
Fluid- and Aerodynamics


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