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1. Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion:
2. Rocket Propulsion Elements
3. Aircraft Propulsion
4. Space Propulsion Analysis and
5. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of
6. Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion
7. Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines
8. Vehicle Propulsion Systems: Introduction
9. Jet Propulsion: A Simple Guide
10. Aircraft Propulsion Systems Technology
11. Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine
12. Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion/Book
13. Physics of Electric Propulsion
14. Aerospace Propulsion Systems
15. Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems:
16. Electrogravitics II: Validating
17. Electric Propulsion for Boats
18. Europe/United States Space Activities:
19. Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine
20. Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures

1. Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and Classified Aerospace Technology
by Paul A. LaViolette Ph.D.
Paperback: 512 Pages (2008-09)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A complete investigation of the development and suppression of antigravity and field propulsion technologies

• Reveals advanced aerospace technologies capable of controlling gravity that could revolutionize air travel and energy production

• Reviews numerous field propulsion devices that have thrust-to-power ratios thousands of times greater than a jet engine

• Shows how NASA participates in a cover-up to block adoption of advanced technologies under military development

In Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion, physicist Paul LaViolette reveals the secret history of antigravity experimentation--from Nikola Tesla and T. Townsend Brown to the B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber. He discloses the existence of advanced gravity-control technologies, under secret military development for decades, that could revolutionize air travel and energy production. Included among the secret projects he reveals is the research of Project Skyvault to develop an aerospace propulsion system using intense beams of microwave energy similar to that used by the strange crafts seen flying over Area 51.

Using subquantum kinetics--the science behind antigravity technology--LaViolette reviews numerous field-propulsion devices and technologies that have thrust-to-power ratios thousands of times greater than that of a jet engine and whose effects are not explained by conventional physics and relativity theory. He then presents controversial evidence about the NASA cover-up in adopting these advanced technologies. He also details ongoing Russian research to duplicate John Searl’s self-propelled levitating disc and shows how the results of the Podkletnov gravity beam experiment could be harnessed to produce an interstellar spacecraft. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars various information with little practicle use
I read 1/3 of the book, and skipped around to places of various interest before losing interest.

I dont think the author knows how to teach, and I dont even think that is his motive, although it should be. If I was trying to reveal such wonderful stuff I would make it as basic and understandable and organized as I could, so that the average high school kid could read it with a little bit of thought (or if there was a certain level of knowledge in physics or math that was required to understand what is in this book, i would point out the right type of source to learn the prerequisites). That would help create more people that support this stuff. basically: since it isnt presented in an easily understandable manner it kind of grinds the credibility.

If you are looking for the type of knowledge that will help you build anything to demonstrate anything new and exciting, then forget it. If you are looking for various information that isnt neccessarily organized for any practicle purpose, besides to understand something you already understand better.... this is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible, but seemed to be true....
Well, I have little idea about where should I start.

In any case, and after reading this very interesting book, I found an impressive amount of unknown data that I have enjoyed a lot. I began studying gravitics from a fusor, and finally reached Podkletnov experiment, who marked my life forever. The same subquamtum kinetics Paul explains, is mostly the same conclussions I obtained myself after 8 years of intense researching in the topic. Almost same conclusions are obtained, but in a different way, since, as engineer, I got just relativistic theory as a medium to write it scientifically. Right now I have another approach into the matter, and right now I know also tons more that I knew just a month ago, before reading this book.

I must thank Paul for his quickly reply when emailed him, and his kindly behaviour. Thats not the type of person that gives up so easily.

Personal thinkings away, I must admit that this book is "uneasy" to many ppl out there, and classic so called "scientist" inmediatly refuses this book's contents. I have got in some troubles because that, so not new to me already.

As someone else stated before, you must have a minimum of scientific knowledge to understand what this books tries to tell you (especially physics and math, since Paul tries to explain it the way he knows), and of course, and most important, a very open mind.

By definition, a scientist is an open minded person, so those who calls themselves such, should think twice before stating "stupidities" about the facts and the wrongs.

Movement is demonstrated moving out. The facts, in effect, are so persistant, that neglecting them is like neglecting oneself.

MEC,SEG, Electro-gravitics, what a wonderful new science insight. Book itself tells by its own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading
Wow.This book is awsome.For decades I have felt that Einstein was all wrong.Now I know it.This book is very technical and my not be for everybody.However, even if you're not an engineer or scientist, you will get a lot out of this.This should be required reading in every college engineering or science cirriculum.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb, Outstanding, Mindblowing
This book thoroughly explains antigravity and everything that surrounds it.The author, Paul A. LaViolette, writes and explains the subject very well to the extent that every reader is capable of understanding the phenomenon. This book is definitively a must-buy for everyone that wants to have a deep knowledge in antigravity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read this... and expand your mind.
Just check out the negative reviews.They are quite condescending to the would-be buyers... making it seem like anyone who buys and reads this book must be crazy kook who runs around with aluminum-foil hat on 24-7.

I see phrases like "woe to the misled imbecile" or "if you are stupid and proud of it, this is the book for you".I find these reviews insulting, but at the same time it makes me wonder if these reviews were planted here to dissuade a purchase.

I'm a science-minded professional myself, and I have many friends, colleagues, associates and clients who are scientists.All I can say is that the level of arrogance in the scientific community is astounding.What else could it be but complete ARROGANCE that makes people think that everything we know about science has already been discovered (and if we haven't discovered it, then it will fit neatly into a well-defined little box when we do)?

It's well known in scientific social circles that if you ever bring up the subject of UFOs, anti-gravity, aliens, "free energy" or any other "fringe science" topic with any seriousness, you immediately discredit yourself and any and all of your work.This is very sad, and because of this attitude we are holding ourselves back more than we realize... Seems a little bit like the "dark ages" all over again.

Yes, the law of conservation of energy is amazing, and makes everything fit into that neat little box... but, I wish the mainstream scientific community would expand it's mind a little.There is a lot more out there that is yet to be discovered. ... Read more

2. Rocket Propulsion Elements
by George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz
Hardcover: 784 Pages (2010-02-02)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The definitive text on rocket propulsion—now revised to reflect advancements in the field

For sixty years, Sutton's Rocket Propulsion Elements has been regarded as the single most authoritative sourcebook on rocket propulsion technology. As with the previous edition, coauthored with Oscar Biblarz, the Eighth Edition of Rocket Propulsion Elements offers a thorough introduction to basic principles of rocket propulsion for guided missiles, space flight, or satellite flight. It describes the physical mechanisms and designs for various types of rockets' and provides an understanding of how rocket propulsion is applied to flying vehicles.

Updated and strengthened throughout, the Eighth Edition explores:

  • The fundamentals of rocket propulsion, its essential technologies, and its key design rationale

  • The various types of rocket propulsion systems, physical phenomena, and essential relationships

  • The latest advances in the field such as changes in materials, systems design, propellants, applications, and manufacturing technologies, with a separate new chapter devoted to turbopumps

  • Liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors, the two most prevalent of the rocket propulsion systems, with in-depth consideration of advances in hybrid rockets and electrical space propulsion

Comprehensive and coherently organized, this seminal text guides readers evenhandedly through the complex factors that shape rocket propulsion, with both theory and practical design considerations. Professional engineers in the aerospace and defense industries as well as students in mechanical and aerospace engineering will find this updated classic indispensable for its scope of coverage and utility. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely fast shipping and service
Packaging suffered during shipping, but product was intact and in good shape.Speed of service was phenomenol.Arrived close to a week before I expected it to.Very happy with price service etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars All-in-one book.
This is a great book for those interested in rocket propulsion; engineers, student and peers. In detail it begins with an overall view of propulsion systems (including electrical) to then in different chapters treat subjects such as, stability, liquid propellants, solid propellants, turbomachinery, construction challenges (with solutions) and injectors etc. In addition, it contains questions and worked problems. I also own the seventh edition released in 2000.

Although ridden with mathematical formulas and diagrams, it's an easy-to-read book if you are a undergraduate student in engineering/science. Beacuse of this a certain amount of knowledge in most scientific fields are required (chemistry, mechanical engieering, math and physics) otherwise the marvels explained can't be fully appreciated.

This review is about the eight edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for both learning and referencing
Using this book as reference for my senior design class my group is designing a rocket engine and this book gives clear consice must know informtation about a variety of propulsion systems. This is a must have for any rocket scientists worth every penny!

5-0 out of 5 stars Rocket Propulsion Elements
Thorough book!Great depth of information on the topic of rocket propulsion.When used as class text, it was very helpful!

4-0 out of 5 stars Book review
The product was what i asked for, so that is pleasing. The transaction was safe and reliable. Thank you ... Read more

3. Aircraft Propulsion
by Saeed Farokhi
Hardcover: 820 Pages (2008-02-25)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Aircraft Propulsion is an engineering textbook written for students in aerospace and mechanical engineering. The book covers aircraft gas turbine engine and rocket propulsion from its basic principles to more advanced treatments in engine components. Propulsion system integration with aircraft plays an important role in understanding propulsion and is thus addressed in the book. Extensive review material and derivations are intended to help students navigate through the subject with more ease. Over 100 examples and 300 problems are designed to practice the principles learned in jet propulsion and compliment learning through applications. In every engine component, issues related to manufacturing, material properties, temperature limitations and cooling are included to give students an appreciation for the broader scope of propulsion engineering than just aero-thermodynamics. Component matching and off-design analysis is detailed in a separate chapter to provide the physical and performance linkage between the components and their impact on aircraft engines. Principles of chemical rocket propulsion are presented in the context of single-stage to orbit propulsion needs of a rocket-based combined cycle vehicle. The broad treatment of the gas turbine engine cycles and components makes the book suitable as a reference for propulsion and turbomachinery engineers, gas turbine industry and professional development courses. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Aircraft Propulsion - Saeed Farokhi
Good book. Must have for Aero Engineers. Try to get a good teacher for this subject as well and it will pay huge dividends.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good First Edition Book
I got this book for a class I was taking and it has a good review of thermodynamics in the first part of the book. There are plenty of examples to help reinforce each topic and usually there is a cumulative example at the end of a each major section. The notation is in line with that at major design firms. The reason this gets a 4/5 instead of 5/5 is there are some typos which are very tricky. In some places the exponent of an equation will be flipped or the wrong equation will be referenced. There weren't many of these and hopefully they will be fixed in a second edition. ... Read more

4. Space Propulsion Analysis and Design with Website
by Ronald Humble, Gregory Henry, Wiley Larson
Paperback: Pages (2007-05-25)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This book addresses the question: How do we develop a reasonable preliminary design for rocket propulsion systems?The first four chapters look at the basics of rocket system design and the remaining chapters cover individual technologies.Process drives our approach and discussion.Our basic, step-by-step process defines how to design a propulsion system and our discussions address each of the steps in an organized manner.Eighteen space-industry engineers contributed to this effort! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
This book is excellent for Aerospace Engineering students and engineers alike. Contains plenty of graphs, tables, and "back-of-the-napkin" equations.

I wouldn't recommend this so much as a "learning the concepts" text book,as it doesnt always explain the data it is present very well. However for those already familiar with the topics covered it provides excellent reference.

4-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
I'm working in the Aerospace industry and for me there are only two books on the subject that I use for unclassified reference litterature - this book and "Rocket Propulsion Elements" by C. Sutton.
This book covers almost everything on the preliminary design level of a rocket propulsion system. Except for the typing errors this book is perfect. And I can surely recommend it for students as well as professionals.

3-0 out of 5 stars "Un Buon punto di partenza"
Il testo analizza tutti i motori per la propulsione spaziale; a propellente liquido (bi e mono), solido, ibrido, a gas freddo,nucleare ed elettrico.
Una parte è dedicata anche all'apetto della missione orbitale e per la specifica missione anche quale tipo di propulsiore impiegare.
Per quando riguarda la tematica strettamente motoristica vengono presi in considerazione le problematiche di carattere progettuale senza però entrare nei particolare.
Il libro si conferma così "un buon punto di partenza". Personalmente lo consiglio a tutti quelli che volessero "iniziare a saperne di più". La "matematica" dei calcoli NON è a livello "universitario", e la lettura è molto scorrevole.
Un'attenzione particolare va rivolta alla bibliografia, dove vengono citati report tecnici della NASA reperibili anche in rete.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "Must Have" in any Aerospace Professional's Library
This book is THE definitive work on rocket and space propulsion.Unlike any other textbook on the subject, this text permits you to start with a blank sheet of paper and literally design a propulsion system from theground up that meets user requirements.You can then assess the overallsystem performance.Highly recommended.If you are going to purchase anybook on this topic - I recommend you start with this one! ... Read more

5. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion (2nd Edition)
by Philip Hill, Carl Peterson
Hardcover: 760 Pages (1991-09-27)
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Asin: 0201146592
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In this textbook, the authors show that a few fundamental principles can provide students of mechanical and aeronautical engineering with a deep understanding of all modes of aircraft and spacecraft propulsion. The book also demonstrates how these fundamental principles can lead directly to useful quantitative assessments of performance as well as possibilities for improvement. The second edition provides a wide range of new illustrative material on modern aircraft and rocket engines. The author s have also improved their explanations of pertinent physical phenomena and have introduced preliminary design procedures in this edition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't hope for more
The book was new just as described and shipped in a decent time.Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
I prefer this book to Sutton for bacis understanding of the compressible flow as it relates to rocketry.Also, the explanation of the rocket equation is far simpler in this text than any other.

1-0 out of 5 stars bad for beginners and beginner level courses
This was our class text book for the "jet and rocket propulsion" course in our aerospace department when I took the class. I am thoroughly dissatisfied with the book. I think maybe this book is written to provide a general understanding of how things work maybe.. because it had a lot of writing and not much math/equations and even less examples.

We had a big assignment in our class where we had to write a software that gave the temperature and pressure in every single component of a jet engine with afterburner - diffuser, compressor, combuster, burner, bleed air, etc - and this book did not help one bit. It is like the author will spend pages talking about jet engines in essay form, not many equations. And often, such as in the case of the after burner, he will just say it is similar to another component (in this case the combustion chamber), but that is not enough when you are deriving the relations for various kinds of engines.

Maybe this books is great if you already know all the math, and just want to know interesting stuff about engines.. I guess it will compliment your mathematical knowledge and provide you with the bigger picture. But you will have to learn to do the calculations from another book (and you ccant design an engine without doing such calculations).

Basically me and my group had to come up with ALL the equations on our own, the book only proved to be a waste of space on the table. We instead preferred to go back to the text we had used in Thermodynamics class since that was a much better book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book For Propulsion. Period.
This is just the best book for propulsion. But maybe not for beginners. And may be not for those who just want to score marks in exams by practicing large no. of problems but not caring for real & physical understanding of jet engines.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best overall book on propulsion in existence
Yeah, that's a big statement, but considering the fact that I own 7 other major propulsion books and refer to this one 10 times more than any of the others, I think it's definitely true.All of the top Aerospace Engineering schools use it, and for good reason.

It is NOT a teach-yourself book.If that is what you are into, then go buy something with more pretty pictures, because some sections take some work to dig into.But if you are Senior level or grad student, then the book will be very good for you.The content in the book is very insightful, and if you go through the book concurrently with a course it is a great help. ... Read more

6. Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications (Cambridge Aerospace Series)
by Ronald D. Flack
Paperback: 658 Pages (2010-08-23)
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Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications is an introductory text in air-breathing jet propulsion including ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, and propjets. Aimed at upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, the book provides coverage of the basic operating principles, from cycle analysis through component design and system matching. A basic understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics is assumed, although many principles are thoroughly reviewed. Numerous examples and nearly 300 homework problems based on modern engines make this book an ideal teaching tool, as well as a valuable reference for practicing engineers. A CD included with the book contains example files and software to support the text. ... Read more

7. Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines And Rockets (AIAA Education) (Aiaa Education Series)
by Hans von Ohain (Foreword) Jack D. Mattingly
Hardcover: 867 Pages (2006-08-30)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This text provides a complete introduction to gas turbine and rocket propulsion for aerospace and mechanical engineers. Building on the very successful Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion, textbook coverage has been expanded to include rocket propulsion and the material on gas dynamics has been dramatically improved. The text is divided into four parts: basic concepts and gas dynamics; analysis of rocket propulsion systems; parametric (design point) and performance (off-design) analysis of air breathing propulsion systems; and analysis and design of major gas turbine engine components (fans, compressors, turbines, inlets, nozzles, main burners, and afterburners).

Design concepts are introduced early (aircraft and rocket performance in an introductory chapter) and integrated throughout. Written with extensive student input on the design of the book, the book builds upon definitions and gradually develops the thermodynamics, gas dynamics, rocket engine analysis, and gas turbine engine principles. The book contains over 100 worked examples and numerous homework problems so concepts are applied after they are introduced. Over 600 illustrations and pictures show basic concepts, trends, and design examples.

Eight computer programs accompany the text, which allow for rapid calculation of trends, “what if” questions, conceptual design, homework problems, and homework verification. The software runs in the Windows operating system on PC-compatible systems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Received in very good condition
This text bookcame in very good condition. Only the edges of the cover were slightly bent. All in all, it was a very worthwhile purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Top Textbook on Engine Performance
This is the best textbook written on the modeling and performance prediction of gas turbine engines. A systematic method is used to model a variety of engines from the basic turbojet to the advanced afterburning turbofan used in modern fighters. Performance predictions include the effect of engine controls - a unique feature. Turbomachinery design includes structural considerations. This book is a great textbook for junior/senior level courses in aerospace/mechanical engineering. It is being used for a basic course in gas turbine engine and a followup course in engine component design...

3-0 out of 5 stars Good content, but who proof read it??
The foreword by Hans von Ohain is very good.I always like the aerospace textbooks that have some sort of history or commentary before getting into the equations.The content of the book is very thorough, and the equations are often grouped into step-by-step methods to analyze an engine which can be imported into a program like Excel very easily.The support programs are good enough for most applications that a student will run into.However, there appears to be a very large amount of typographical errors in this book.Most of them are minor and can be caught quickly, but I have seen a couple of major equations (2.76 for example) with errors.Considering that the textbook is for students who aren't always used to these equations, this can lead to a lot of confusion.This is compounded by the use of both BE and SI units in the text.These same problems occurred in the last edition.Overall I would still recommend using the book for a class, but beware of the errors. ... Read more

8. Vehicle Propulsion Systems: Introduction to Modeling and Optimization
by Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
Paperback: 338 Pages (2010-11-30)
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The authors of this text have written a comprehensive introduction to the modeling and optimization problems encountered when designing new propulsion systems for passenger cars. It is intended for persons interested in the analysis and optimization of vehicle propulsion systems. Its focus is on the control-oriented mathematical description of the physical processes and on the model-based optimization of the system structure and of the supervisory control algorithms.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for Vehicle Drivetrain Enginerds
This is by far the best book on the topic I have found.If you plan to design or model any vehicle, but in particular a hybrid or electric vehicle, I recommend you own this book.

Specifically, a large portion of the mathematical models required for design-level calculations are available directly from the text.The text is very concise, making good use of external citations to remain thorough.Finally, the optimization case studies are very helpful in understanding hybrid design goals.

Highly Recommended for engineers and students with some experience in vehicles.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hands-On Powertrain Design
If you're an expert or a student, or even a hobbyist with a lot of free time, anyone wanting to learn how to use numerical integrators (e.g. Matlab (c)) to model specific automobile components and vehicle performance should get this book.Here are a few components:Thermal Battery Models, Brushless DC Motors, Continuously Variable Transmissions, Pneumatic Accumulators, Fuel Reformers (for Fuel Cells), and of course IC Engines, Automatic Transmissions, and EVERYTHING in between.

You can essentially design and analyze whatever automotive powertrain you'd like, electric hybrids, fuel cells, or pure ICEs, and put it through any type of command or velocity based schedule.It's a very "hands-on" book.There's even an online resource with Matlab (c) examples.

The content vs. cost of the book is amazing.And not only do the authors explain various ways of modeling components, they emphasize the importance of the system and controls design.And the true wealth in this book is the optimization chapter.2 of 3 Appendices are devoted to Optimal Control Theory and Dynamic Programming.The 3rd contains 8 case studies as instructional examples. ... Read more

9. Jet Propulsion: A Simple Guide to the Aerodynamic and Thermodynamic Design and Performance of Jet Engines
by Nicholas Cumpsty
Paperback: 322 Pages (2003-09-15)
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Asin: 0521541441
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This second edition of Cumpsty's self-contained introduction to the aerodynamic and thermodynamic design of modern civil and military jet engines features two engine design projects.The first is for a new large passenger aircraft, and the second for a new fighter aircraft. The text introduces, illustrates and explains the important facets of modern engine design. Thoroughly updated and revised, this edition includes a new appendix on noise control and expanded treatment of combustion emissions. First Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-59330-1 First Edition Pb (1998): 0-521-59674-2 ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book

This is an outstanding book by a knowledgeable author that provides the basic know-how and skills that an aeronautical or mechanical engineer with an interest in jet propulsion will find useful and helpful. The book is well written in a readable and easy to follow format that provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of jet propulsion. The author clearly presents the concepts, principles and design issues of modern gas turbine engines.

The reader will learn the various components of a jet engine including the intake design, compressors, turbines, combustion chamber designs, and the jet pipe and how thrust is produced as well as the physics and thermodynamics that go with these.

The book has great explanations, diagrams and figures that the reader will find useful and helpful. I recommend the book to engineers wishing to learn more about the jet engine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really helpful
This book keeps up with the promise in the title. It is a easily readable guide to design and perfomance of jet engine with a rigorous treatise of each field, even if the level remains simple.

In fact the mathematical exposition is quite accessible, without a full analytical presentation. Nevertheless the formulae are clearly given with an effective theorical background when needed. Since the volume target is to clarify ideas and principles, each topic is attractively examined, emphasizing the qualitative treatment over the quantitative analysis to improve understanding of physical phenomena. This facet is quite useful because it allows an overall comprehension in mastering design process of jet engine. Besides, the emphasis on having a clear picture of principles provides the basis for a fair evaluation ofengine perfomances under real conditions.

As a guide or a reference, this work has neatly achived its goal. ... Read more

10. Aircraft Propulsion Systems Technology and Design (Aiaa Education Series)
Hardcover: 528 Pages (1989-09)
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A comprehensive coverage of the key physical concepts thatgovern gas turbine propulsion systems. Topics include combustiontechnology, engine/airplane performance matching, inlets and inlet/engineintegration, variable convergent/divergent nozzle aerodynamics, and more. ... Read more

11. Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines
by Ahmed F. El-Sayed
Hardcover: 912 Pages (2008-02-27)
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The escalating use of aircraft in the 21st century demands a thorough understanding of engine propulsion concepts, including the performance of aero engines. Among other critical activities,gas turbines play an extensive role in electric power generation, and marine propulsion for naval vessels and cargo ships.

In the most exhaustive volume to date, this text examines the foundation of aircraft propulsion: aerodynamics interwoven with thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mechanical design. With a finely focused approach, the author devotes each chapter to a particular engine type, such as ramjet and pulsejet, turbojet, and turbofan. Supported by actual case studies, he illustrates engine performance under various operating conditions.

Part I discusses the history, classifications, and performance of air breathing engines. Beginning with Leonardo and continuing on to the emergence of the jet age and beyond, this section chronicles inventions up through the 20th century. It then moves into a detailed discussion of different engine types, including pulsejet, ramjet, single- and multi-spool turbojet, and turbofan in both subsonic and supersonic applications.

The author discusses Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft, and provides a comprehensive examination of hypersonic scramjet and turbo ramjet engines. He also analyzes the different types of industrial gas turbines having single-and multi-spool with intercoolers, regenerators, and reheaters.

Part II investigates the design of rotating compressors and turbines, and non-rotating components, intakes, combustion chambers, and nozzles for all modern jet propulsion and gas turbine engine systems, along with their performance. Every chapter concludes with illustrative examples followed by a problems section; for greater clarity, some provide a listing of important mathematical relations.

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12. Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion/Book and Disk (Aiaa Education)
by William H. Heiser, David T. Pratt, Daniel H. Daley, Unmeel B. Mehta
Hardcover: 587 Pages (1993-09)
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The next great leap for jet propulsion will be topower-sustained, efficient flight through the atmosphere. HypersonicAirbreathing Propulsion presents the first comprehensive, unifiedintroduction to all elements of the scramjet engine that will make thisfeat possible.

Developed through course work at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and supportedthrough funding by the NASP program and Wright Laboratory, the textemphasizes fundamental principles, guiding concepts, and analyticalderivations and numerical examples having clear, useful, insightfulresults.

Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion is completely self-contained, and comeswith HAP software, an extensive array of PC-based, user-friendly computerprograms that enable the student to reproduce all results. Based on agreat deal of original material, the text includes over 200 figures, fivecolor plates, and 130 homework examples. Physical quantities are expressedin English and SI units throughout. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion
First, I would like to compliment the shipper who sold me the book, which was in very good unused condition.The book is rated as one of the best if not the best fundamental book on hypersonic propulsion.It flows well by giving a basic understanding of high speed flight and then slowly works into a more detailed description.The book does a great job outlining assumptions to hypersonic flight and reviews physics behind high speed flight and even briefly outlines some fundamental concepts as they apply to kinetic theory.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of scramjet engines
An extremely well-written, clear overview of scramjet engines.The authors do a remarkable job presenting the information in an understandable manner.The book performs a one-dimensional analysis aimed at giving the reader an "engineering intuition" of the topic, without introducing the complexities that arise in a three-dimensional analysis.While the book is self-contained, an undergraduate-level understanding of thermodynamics and supersonic flow makes the read easier.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but needs some changes
This is a good book: easy to understand and apply. However, some changes are in order.In the Special Topics sectionl, a table presents the thermal stresses and thermal durability of several materials--without specifyingthe temperature and pressure for the materials.As material propertieschange drastically at high temperatures, such tables are incomplete withoutthe above information.I hesitated in using the information in my designreport, and asked my materials and manufacturing professor about it aswell.He agreed that this information must be provided for the table to beof any use.It would also help if you specify the units afterpresenting an equation.Yes, we can figure it out, but try sitting on yourbehind for hours on end and having to stop every so often in your design tofigure out the units for an equation! Colorful language flows likeanything!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best introductory book on aircraft engine design
A clearly-written, logically-organized overview of aircraft jet engine design including thermodynamics, cycle analysis, and component design and evaluation.Includes an overview of how jet engine design fits into theoverall process of aircraft design. ... Read more

13. Physics of Electric Propulsion
by Robert G. Jahn
Paperback: 368 Pages (2006-05-26)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.76
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Asin: 0486450406
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text systematically develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion. Starting with primary physical principles and concluding with realistic space thruster designs, it surveys aspects of electricity, magnetism, and ionized gas mechanics underlying physical mechanisms of gas acceleration. 1968 edition.
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3-0 out of 5 stars not about electric vehicles
This book is about propulsion in outer space and has nothing at all to do with electric vehicles.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Great Book!Well written and easy to follow.Very informative of the field and subject matter.Great as an introduction to electric propulsion and for an advanced understanding.Chapters are supported with pictures and diagrams that illustrate the concepts presented.

4-0 out of 5 stars A classic textbook
Has been the reference textbook on EP since many years. May need some updating, but it's still a great starting point. ... Read more

14. Aerospace Propulsion Systems
by Thomas A. Ward
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2010-05-17)
list price: US$130.00 -- used & new: US$96.72
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Asin: 0470824972
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Aerospace Propulsion Systems is a unique book focusing on each type of propulsion system commonly used in aerospace vehicles today: rockets, piston aero engines, gas turbine engines, ramjets, and scramjets. Dr. Thomas A. Ward introduces each system in detail, imparting an understanding of basic engineering principles, describing key functionality mechanisms used in past and modern designs, and provides guidelines for student design projects. With a balance of theory, fundamental performance analysis, and design, the book is specifically targeted to students or professionals who are new to the field and is arranged in an intuitive, systematic format to enhance learning.


  • Covers all engine types, including piston aero engines
  • Design principles presented in historical order for progressive understanding
  • Focuses on major elements to avoid overwhelming or confusing readers
  • Presents example systems from the US, the UK, Germany, Russia, Europe, China, Japan, and India
  • Richly illustrated with detailed photographs
  • Cartoon panels present the subject in an interesting, easy-to-understand way
  • Contains carefully constructed problems (with a solution manual available to the educator)
  • Lecture slides and additional problem sets for instructor use

Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and engineering professionals new to the area of propulsion will find Aerospace Propulsion Systems a highly accessible guide to grasping the key essentials. Field experts will also find that the book is a very useful resource for explaining propulsion issues or technology to engineers, technicians, businessmen, or policy makers. Post-graduates involved in multi-disciplinary research or anybody interested in learning more about spacecraft, aircraft, or engineering would find this book to be a helpful reference.

Lecture materials for instructors available at www.wiley.com/go/wardaero

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15. Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems: Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)
by Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno
Hardcover: 560 Pages (2009-03-16)
list price: US$209.00 -- used & new: US$154.96
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Asin: 3540888136
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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.

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16. Electrogravitics II: Validating Reports on a New Propulsion Methodology (No. 2)
by Thomas Valone
Paperback: 160 Pages (2005-07-01)
list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$10.05
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Asin: 0964107090
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A companion volume to "Electrogravitics Systems: Reports on a New Propulsion Methodology," this book delivers (1) the scientific validation from three different authorities; (2) the compelling public history of gravity research conducted by the aviation industry before it became 'unacknowledged' and (3) testimonials which eye-witnesses have provided. In total, this anthology attests to the validity of the Biefeld-Brown high voltage force effect. The book's Science Section includes a well-known "electrokinetic force" and how it works; the proposed ion mobility explanation; and how electricity and gravity may couple. The Historical Section contains seven articles about T.T. Brown, gravity research, etc. Also included are a Testimonial Section and Patent Section. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best book ever on new Propulsion Systems
I can not recommend this book strongly enough. It is a delight to read and a big source for any one interested in new propulsion systems. My be "new" is not the proper word for it as most of the propulsion theories and methods are actually dating back to the 2nd World War.The Author Thomas Valone PhD has created something called Integrity Research Institute which is a publishing company for future energies - Zero Point Energy The Fuel of the Future etc. You can write to the Institute and ask for the free CD, it is full of interesting goodies, such as a video clip of a real, huge and rotating UFO-disk filmed somewhere in Bulgaria. I have read Gravitics I and II and recommend them both highly.

3-0 out of 5 stars Kindle version is poor import
The Kindle version of this book is poor to read. Paragraphs are disjointed. Some paragraphs never end with a complete sentence or a period. The biggest problem is between sections 208 and 220. The mathematical formula is missing. This looks like a font is missing. I am using my IPAD to view and type this review. Kindle version is 2.01. This is not a review on the contents of the book. The implementation is the problem.

5-0 out of 5 stars Electrogravitics II: Validating Repports on a New Propulsion Metadology
An excellent overview of the history and current progress of electrogravitics. It is not a do it yourself book.

4-0 out of 5 stars More In Depth Look at EG
This book was very mathematically oriented - much different than EG1.It had very good info, but was more a compilation of other people's articles and research.

If you're looking for a book along the lines of EG1, you will be disappointed here.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice work
Succeeding to the book by T.Valone, "Electrogravitics systems", this is a nice pack of discovories on the Biefeld-Brown effect, which also contains the scientific validation conducted by different research teams in the world. It might be very helpful for reserchers to make further investigations on the electro-gravitic effect. ... Read more

17. Electric Propulsion for Boats
by Charles A Mathys
Paperback: 286 Pages (2010-05-12)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$20.21
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Asin: 0984377514
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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After years of researching, building and testing many designs, Charlie Mathys has found the answers to inexpensive "Electric Propulsion for Boats".This book starts with an overview of his successes and failures. With each success Charlie moves ahead until you have an excellent understanding of electric propulsion for boats.This book delves deeply into the technical aspects of electric propulsion. However the information remains extremely easy to understand. The book will take you through each phase of the required work thoroughly, with detailed explanations for each step along the way.You will not find another book that explains all aspects of this subject so completely or in such an easily understood format. Although Charlie has limited the examples to smaller boats, the processes can easily be modified for larger vessels.If you have an interest in quiet, clean and green propulsion for your boat, this book is the perfect place to start your project ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad.
Provided some needed insight into my own effort to go electric.Much of it is well written and easy enough to understand.Some of it was way over my head technically, but still enough down to earth stuff to be helpful.Does spend a bit too much time on AC motors, which are not yet practical for battery powered craft, and he missed completely the permenant magnet motors such as Etek, PMG and LEMCO.Still there is a lack of published information in this area, and he does make a definate start. ... Read more

18. Europe/United States Space Activities: With a Space Propulsion Supplement (Science and Technology Series)
by Goddard Memorial Symposium 1985 (Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center), Peter M. Bainum, Friedrich Von Bun, Calif.) Aas Conference 1984 (Palo Alto, European Space Symposium 1985 (Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center)
 Hardcover: 430 Pages (1985-08)
list price: US$55.00
Isbn: 0877032173
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19. Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine Rocket Propulsion, Third Edition (Aiaa Education Series)
by Gordon C. Oates
Hardcover: 456 Pages (1997-06)
list price: US$84.95 -- used & new: US$79.75
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Includes software

This seminal book on gas turbine technology has been a best-seller sinceit was first published in 1984. It now includes a comprehensive set ofsoftware programs that complement the text with problems and designanalyses. Software topics included are: atmosphere programs,quasi-one-dimensional flows programs (ideal constant-area heatinteraction, adiabatic constant-area flow with friction, rocket nozzleperformance, normal shock waves, oblique shock waves), gas turbineprograms (engine cycle analysis and engine off-design performance), androcket combustion programs (Tc and Pc given, Hc and Pc given, isentropicexpansion). Used as a standard text in more than 50 universities, the bookand software will continue to fulfill the need for a comprehensive modernbook on the principles of propulsion.

System Requirements:IBM PC 386/486/586/Pentium or compatible; 640 Kb RAMhard disk with 1.0 Mb of available disk space; EGA or better videocapability ... Read more

20. Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures and Design Practice (Principles of Guided Missile Design)
by E.A. Bonney, etc.
 Hardcover: 607 Pages (1956-12)

Isbn: 0442008961
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic in Guided Missile Development
Grayson Merrill's book is one of the classics in the development of guided missile technology.Considering a great deal of this information is still Classified, there is a great deal of "meat" on the bone in this volume.Anyone interested in the 1945-1965 buildup of U.S. and Soviet weapons capability should consider mastering the ideas presented here, even if it is a bit technically sophisticated. ... Read more

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