Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion (Hardcover)

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion By Ahmed F. El-Sayed Cover Image

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion (Hardcover)


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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.

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion 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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447167945
ISBN-10: 1447167945
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: June 6th, 2016
Pages: 1010
Language: English