Powered Flight: The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsion by David R. GreatrixPowered Flight: The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsion by David R. Greatrix

Powered Flight: The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsion

byDavid R. Greatrix

Paperback | February 22, 2014

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Whilst most contemporary books in the aerospace propulsion field are dedicated primarily to gas turbine engines, there is often little or no coverage of other propulsion systems and devices such as propeller and helicopter rotors or detailed attention to rocket engines. By taking a wider viewpoint,Powered Flight - The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsionaims to provide a broader context, allowing observations and comparisons to be made across systems that are overlooked by focusing on a single aspect alone. The physics and history of aerospace propulsion are built on step-by-step, coupled with the development of an appreciation for the mathematics involved in the science and engineering of propulsion.

Combining the author's experience as a researcher, an industry professional and a lecturer in graduate and undergraduate aerospace engineering,Powered Flight - The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsioncovers its subject matter both theoretically and with an awareness of the practicalities of the industry. To ensure that the content is clear, representative but also interesting the text is complimented by a range of relevant graphs and photographs including representative engineering, in addition to several propeller performance charts. These items provide excellent reference and support materials for graduate and undergraduate projects and exercises.

Students in the field of aerospace engineering will find thatPowered Flight - The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsionsupports their studies from the introductory stage and throughout more intensive follow-on studies.

David R. Greatrix is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, having taught and conducted research there since 1993. He has previously worked or studied for the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; Canadair Group of Bombardier, Inc., Montreal; Boeing Canada, Winnip...
Title:Powered Flight: The Engineering of Aerospace PropulsionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:526 pagesPublished:February 22, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1447159470

ISBN - 13:9781447159476

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Aerospace Propulsion.- Introduction to Atmospheric Flight.- The Propeller.- Internal Combustion Engines.- Pulsejet Engines.- Gas Turbine Engines - Fundamentals.- Turbofan Engines.- Turboprop & Turboshaft Engines.- Introduction to Space Flight.- Solid-Propellant Rocket Motors.- Liquid-Propellant Rocket Engines.- Hybrid Rocket Engines.- Air-Breathing Rocket Engines.- Propulsion in Space - Beyond the Chemical Rocket.