The only comprehensive text available on space propulsion for students and professionals in astronautics.
Written to answer the question of how to design rockets, Space Propulsion Analysis and Design provides readers the ability to complete a basic system configuration, mass estimate, and an estimate of the system’s performance. Written by 16 engineers with decades of space design experience, this book offers advice, tested configurations, and historical precedents for rocket performance. The book covers the basics of rocket design, major technology types such as liquids, solids, hybrids, nuclear, and electric, plus a mission design example and discussion of future possibilities for space propulsion. Written for practicing systems and propulsion engineers, managers, and engineering students, this book gives readers a practical handbook to the design and configuration of rocket systems.
An understandable perspective on the types of space propulsion systems necessary to enable low-cost space flights to Earth orbit and to the Moon and the future developments necessary for exploration of the solar system and beyond to the stars.
New edition of the successful textbook updated to include new material on UAVs, design guidelines in aircraft engine component systems and additional end of chapter problems Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition follows the successful first edition textbook with comprehensive treatment of the subjects in airbreathing propulsion, from the basic principles to more advanced treatments in engine components and system integration. This new edition has been extensively updated to include a number of new and important topics. A chapter is now included on General Aviation and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Propulsion Systems that includes a discussion on electric and hybrid propulsion. Propeller theory is added to the presentation of turboprop engines. A new section in cycle analysis treats Ultra-High Bypass (UHB) and Geared Turbofan engines. New material on drop-in biofuels and design for sustainability is added to refl ect the FAA’s 2025 Vision. In addition, the design guidelines in aircraft engine components are expanded to make the book user friendly for engine designers. Extensive review material and derivations are included to help the reader navigate through the subject with ease. Key features: General Aviation and UAV Propulsion Systems are presented in a new chapter Discusses Ultra-High Bypass and Geared Turbofan engines Presents alternative drop-in jet fuels Expands on engine components' design guidelines The end-of-chapter problem sets have been increased by nearly 50% and solutions are available on a companion website Presents a new section on engine performance testing and instrumentation Includes a new 10-Minute Quiz appendix (with 45 quizzes) that can be used as a continuous assessment and improvement tool in teaching/learning propulsion principles and concepts Includes a new appendix on Rules of Thumb and Trends in aircraft propulsion Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition is a must-have textbook for graduate and undergraduate students, and is also an excellent source of information for researchers and practitioners in the aerospace and power industry.
"With more than a third of the text and illustrations either completely new or extensively revised, this latest edition includes current information on engine structures, nozzle theory, gas properties, thrust chambers, launch vehicles, and more. With a detailed table of contents breaking down each chapter into subsections - as well as an expanded index of key words - the Seventh Edition efficiently steers readers quickly to the information they need." "For professional engineers in the aerospace and defense industries as well as undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering, this time-honored resource is indispensable for its scope of coverage and utility."--Jacket.
Readers of this book will be able to: utilize the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to analyze aircraft engines, understand the common gas turbine aircraft propulsion systems and be able to determine the applicability of each, perform system studies of aircraft engine systems for specified flight conditions, perform preliminary aerothermal design of turbomachinery components, and conceive, analyze, and optimize competing preliminary designs for conventional and unconventional missions. Early coverage of cycle analysis provides a systems perspective, and offers context for the chapters on turbomachinery and components Broader coverage than found in most other books - including coverage of propellers, nuclear rockets, and space propulsion - allows analysis and design of more types of propulsion systems In depth, quantitative treatments of the components of jet propulsion engines provides the tools for evaluation and component matching for optimal system performance Worked examples and end of chapter exercises provide practice for analysis, preliminary design, and systems integration
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
Um das Funktionsprinzip von Turbinentriebwerken zu verstehen, reicht es nicht aus, das grundsätzliche Funktionsprinzip einer Gasturbine zu kennen. Es ist ebenfalls erforderlich, die Funktionen und den Aufbau der Triebwerkssysteme zu verstehen. Dieses Buch bietet eine Einführung in die Systemfunktionen von modernen Turbofan-Triebwerken. Es ist für Leser geschrieben, die mit dem Funktionsprinzip des Turbinentriebwerks vertraut sind und sich grundlegend mit den Funktionen der Triebwerkssysteme befassen wollen. Mit Hilfe dieses Buches erhält der Leser auch eine Orientierung in dem scheinbaren Gewirr von Rohrleitungen, Schläuchen, Kabeln und Systembauteilen an einem Turbofan-Triebwerk. In diesem Buch findet der Leser Informationen über den Betrieb der Triebwerkssysteme, die Aufgaben ihrer Komponenten und die in der Luftfahrtindustrie übliche Terminologie. Die englischen Begriffe werden ebenfalls genannt oder auch im Text verwendet, wenn dies sinnvoll ist. Die Triebwerkssysteme werden anhand von Beispielen erklärt, die von heute in Verwendung befindlichen Triebwerkstypen verschiedener Hersteller stammen. Dieses Buch ist eine nützliche Informationsquelle für Mechaniker und Ingenieurs-Studenten. Auch Flugschüler in der Berufspilotenausbildung finden hier Informationen, die das in ihrer Ausbildung vermittelte Wissen erweitern. Selbst für Leser ohne Ingenieursausbildung und für solche, die sich nicht beruflich mit der Materie befassen, bietet das Buch umfassende und leicht verständliche Informationen. Es hilft ihnen, die Funktionsprinzipien der Systeme von Turbofan-Triebwerken zu verstehen.
"Human spaceflight: mission analysis and design" is for you if you manage, design, or operate systems for human spaceflight! It provides end-to-end coverage of designing human space systems for Earth, Moon, and Mars. If you are like many others, this will become the dog-eared book that is always on your desk -and used. The book includes over 800 rules of thumb and sanity checks that will enable you to identify key issues and errors early in the design processes. This book was written by group of 67 professional engineers, managers, and educators from industry, government, and academia that collectively share over 600 years of space-related experience! The team from the United States, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia worked for four-and-one-half years to capture industry and government best practices and lessons-learned from industry and government in an effort to baseline global conceptual design experience for human spaceflight. "Human spaceflight: mission analysis and design" provides a much-needed big-picture perspective that can be used by managers, engineers and students to integrate the myriad of elements associated with human spaceflight.
The present impetus to drive down the overall cost of space missions is leading to ever-increasing demands for more efficient design techniques over a wide range of interplanetary missions, and the methods now being utilised to do this are described in this timely and authoritative work.
Auf dem Weg zum roten Planeten Die erste bemannte Mission zum Mars verläuft ganz anders, als sich das viele vorstellen: Da der NASA die nötigen Mittel fehlen, wird ein Preisgeld ausgesetzt für denjenigen, der als erster Bodenproben vom Mars zur Erde bringt. Der amerikanische Unternehmer John Axelrod wirbt Astronauten an und baut ein Schiff, ein chinesisch-europäisches Konsortium macht ihm dabei Konkurrenz. Beide Schiffe erreichen den Mars, beide nehmen Proben - doch dann wird Axelrods Rückkehrfahrzeug so schwer beschädigt, dass die Astronauten nicht mehr zur Erde zurück können. Ein Ersatzfahrzeug von der Erde könnte die Männer retten, aber Axelrod ist pleite und kann die Mission nicht finanzieren ...
Nächster Stock: Geostationärer Orbit! Im 22. Jahrtausend will Dr. Vannevar Morgan einen uralten Menschheitstraum erfüllen und einen Fahrstuhl zu den Sternen bauen. Mit einer Höhe von 36.000 Kilometern können mit einem solchen Mammutbauwerk Stationen im Orbit erreicht werden, ohne dafür Raketen einsetzen zu müssen. Der einzige Ort auf der Erde, an dem ein solches Vorhaben möglich ist, liegt in den Bergen von Taprobane, die von einem uralten buddhistischen Orden bewohnt werden – der mit allen Mitteln den Bau sabotiert. Doch selbst als der Fahrstuhl bereits in Betrieb ist, hören die Probleme nicht auf ...
Annotation "Design Methodologies for Space Transportation Systems is a sequel to the author's earlier text, "Space Transportation: A Systems Approach to Analysis and Design. Both texts represent the most comprehensive exposition of the existing knowledge and practice in the design and project management of space transportation systems, and they reflect a wealth of experience by the author with the design and management of space systems. The text discusses new conceptual changes in the design philosophy away from multistage expendable vehicles to winged, reusable launch vehicles and presents an overview of the systems engineering and vehicle design process as well as systems trades and analysis. Individual chapters are devoted to specific disciplines such as aerodynamics, aerothermal analysis, structures, materials, propulsion, flight mechanics and trajectories, avionics and computers, and control systems. The final chapters deal with human factors, payload, launch and mission operations, safety, and mission assurance. The two texts by the author provide a valuable source of information for the space transportation community of designers, operators, and managers. A companion CD-ROM succinctly packages some oversized figures and tables, resources for systems engineering and launch ranges, and a compendium of software programs. The computer programs include the USAF AIRPLANE AND MISSILE DATCOM CODES (with extensive documentation); COSTMODL for software costing; OPGUID launch vehicle trajectory generator; SUPERFLO-a series of 11 programs intended for solving compressible flow problems in ducts and pipes found in industrial facilities; and a wealth of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet programs covering thedisciplines of statistics, vehicle trajectories, propulsion performance, math utilities,
Companion CD-ROM contains software for mission and life cycle cost analysis (OSAMS).
A comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology Researchers in optics, materials processing, and telecommunications require a reference that can provide a quick study of a number of basic topics in space science. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology represents an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia covers a variety of fundamental topics, including: * A state-of-the-art summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite * The control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space * Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources Physicists, astronomers, engineers, and materials and computer scientists, as well as professionals in the aircraft, telecommunication, satellite, optical, and computer industries and the government agencies, will find the Encyclopedia to be an indispensable resource.
Following on from the hugely successful previous editions, the third edition of Spacecraft Systems Engineering incorporates the most recent technological advances in spacecraft and satellite engineering. With emphasis on recent developments in space activities, this new edition has been completely revised. Every chapter has been updated and rewritten by an expert engineer in the field, with emphasis on the bus rather than the payload. Encompassing the fundamentals of spacecraft engineering, the book begins with front-end system-level issues, such as environment, mission analysis and system engineering, and progresses to a detailed examination of subsystem elements which represent the core of spacecraft design - mechanical, electrical, propulsion, thermal, control etc. This quantitative treatment is supplemented by an appreciation of the interactions between the elements, which deeply influence the process of spacecraft systems design. In particular the revised text includes * A new chapter on small satellites engineering and applications which has been contributed by two internationally-recognised experts, with insights into small satellite systems engineering. * Additions to the mission analysis chapter, treating issues of aero-manouevring, constellation design and small body missions. In summary, this is an outstanding textbook for aerospace engineering and design students, and offers essential reading for spacecraft engineers, designers and research scientists. The comprehensive approach provides an invaluable resource to spacecraft manufacturers and agencies across the world.

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