Powered Flight: The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsion

Powered Flight: The Engineering of Aerospace Propulsion

by David R. Greatrix


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447159476
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 02/23/2014
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 526
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

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, Winnipeg Division; the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies; and Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Quebec.

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.

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