Theory Of Aerospace Propulsion by Pasquale M Sforza

Theory Of Aerospace Propulsion

byPasquale M Sforza

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Theory of Aerospace Propulsion, Second Edition,teaches engineering students how to utilize the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to analyze aircraft engines, understand the common gas turbine aircraft propulsion systems, be able to determine the applicability of each, perform system studies of aircraft engine systems for specified flight conditions and preliminary aerothermal design of turbomachinery components, and conceive, analyze, and optimize competing preliminary designs for conventional and unconventional missions. This updated edition has been fully revised, with new content, new examples and problems, and improved illustrations to better facilitate learning of key concepts.



  • Includes broader coverage than that found in most other books, including coverage of propellers, nuclear rockets, and space propulsion to allows analysis and design of more types of propulsion systems
  • Provides in-depth, quantitative treatments of the components of jet propulsion engines, including the tools for evaluation and component matching for optimal system performance
  • Contains additional worked examples and progressively challenging end-of- chapter exercises that provide practice for analysis, preliminary design, and systems integration

About The Author

Pasquale Sforza received his PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1965. He has taught courses related to commercial airplane design at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the University of Florida. His research interests include propulsion, gas dynamics, and air and space vehicle design. Dr. Sforza has also acted as ...
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Title:Theory Of Aerospace PropulsionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 26, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128093269

ISBN - 13:9780128093269

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Propulsion Principles and Engine Classification

Chapter 2: Quasi-One-Dimensional Flow Equations

Chapter 3: Idealized Cycle Analysis of Jet Propulsion Engines

Chapter 4: Combustion Chambers for Airbreathing Engines

Chapter 5: Nozzles for Airbreathing Engines

Chapter 6: Inlets for Airbreathing Engines

Chapter 7: Turbomachinery

Chapter 8: Blade Element Theory for Axial Flow Turbomachines

Chapter 9: Airbreathing Engine Performance and Component Integration

Chapter 10: Propellers

Chapter 11: Liquid Propellant Rocket Motors

Chapter 12: Solid Propellant Rocket Motors

Chapter 13: Space Propulsion