Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion

Authors: El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

  • More than 100 worked examples and end of chapter exercises provide practice for analysis, preliminary design, and systems integration for the student reader
  • More than 200 illustrations plus 100 photos support and illustrate the text, giving readers a visual reference
  • Details trends in engine developments for forthcoming decades to take into account the ecological requirements of a greener world
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About this Textbook

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 the authors

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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Classifications of Aircrafts and Propulsion Systems

    El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

    Pages 1-89

  • A Review of Basic Laws for a Compressible Flow

    El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

    Pages 91-160

  • Performance Parameters of Jet Engines

    El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

    Pages 161-218

  • Piston Engines and Propellers

    El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

    Pages 219-314

  • Pulsejet, Ramjet, and Scramjet Engines

    El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

    Pages 315-401

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6796-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6794-5
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7393-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6796-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6796-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6794-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7393-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 1010
Number of Illustrations and Tables
329 b/w illustrations, 242 illustrations in colour
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