Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion (1st ed. 2016)

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion (1st ed. 2016)

By: Ahmed F. El-Sayed (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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.


Classifications of Aircrafts and Propulsion Systems.- Basic Laws for Fluids; Performance Parameters of Jet Engines.- Piston Engines and Propellers.- Pulsejet, Ramjet, and Scramjet Engines.- Turbojet, Turbofan, and Turboramjet Engines.- Shaft Engines.- Stationary Modules of Airbreathing Engines.- Rotating Modules of Airbreathing Engines.- Special Topics.- Rockets; Rocket Engines.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781447167945
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1010
  • ID: 9781447167945
  • ISBN10: 1447167945
  • edition: 1st ed. 2016

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