Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion by Philip HillMechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion by Philip Hill

Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion

byPhilip Hill, Carl Peterson

Hardcover | September 17, 1991

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Shows how basic principles may be used to predict the performance of aircraft engines and rockets and to illuminate their design limitations. Stresses the application of the reader's theoretical knowledge to several real devices, pointing toward the engineering objectives of propulsion, and provides a method of examining the potential of new concepts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Title:Mechanics and Thermodynamics of PropulsionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:760 pages, 9.3 × 6.6 × 1.8 inPublished:September 17, 1991Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:0201146592

ISBN - 13:9780201146592

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Table of Contents



 1. The Jet Propulsion Principle.


 2. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow.


 3. Steady One-Dimensional Flow of a Perfect Gas.


 4. Boundary Layer Mechanics and Heat Transfer.


 5. Thermodynamcis of Aircraft Jet Engines.


 6. Aerodynamics of Inlets, Combustors, and Nozzles.


 7. Axial Compressors.


 8. Axial Turbines.


 9. The Centrifugal Compressor.


10. Performance of Rocket Vehicles.


11. Chemical Rocket Thrust Chambers.


12. Chemical Rocket Propellants: Combustion and Expansion.


13. Turbomachinery for Liquid-Propellant Rockets.


14. Electrical Rocket Propulsion.