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21. Advanced Space Propulsion Systems
22. Fundamentals of Hybrid Rocket
23. Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion:
24. Electrogravitics Systems: Reports
25. Robust Control of Diesel Ship
27. Marine Propellers and Propulsion,
28. Frontiers of Propulsion Science
29. The Development of Propulsion
30. Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion
31. Scale Model Ship Propulsion
32. Nuclear Propulsion for Merchant
33. Introduction to Aerospace Propulsion,
34. Beamed Energy Propulsion: Second
35. Mechanics & Thermodynamics
36. Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion:
38. Deviant Propulsion: Poems
39. Propulsion Systems for Hybrid
40. Propulsion Combustion: Fuels To

21. Advanced Space Propulsion Systems
by Martin Tajmar
Paperback: 137 Pages (2003-01-30)
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Asin: 3211838627
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Space propulsion systems have a great influence on our ability to travel to other planets or how cheap a satellite can provide TV programs. This book provides an up-to-date overview of all kinds of propulsion systems ranging from classical rocket technology, nuclear propulsion to electric propulsion systems, and further to micro-, propellantless and even breakthrough propulsion, which is a new program under development at NASA. The author shows the limitations of the present concepts and how they could look like in the future. Starting from historical developments, the reader is taken to a journey showing the amazing technology that has been put on hold for decades to be rediscovered in the near future to questions like how we can even reach other stars within a human lifetime. The author is actively involved in advanced propulsion research and contributes with his own experience to many of the presented topics. The book is written for anyone who is interested in how space travel can be revolutionized. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars So little content, so much wrong
Wow.$50 for this little beauty.
The first chapter is a nice, but very brief (and consequently spotty), review of the history of rocketry, followed by a pretty good discussion of the physics or rocket flight.Gives the impression that this is going to be a pretty advanced text.
The next three chapters are so flawed as to be almost indigestible, featuring numerous erroneous statements and figures, as well as references to popular fiction as examples of technological innovation.The author displays a poor understanding of the current state of chemical propulsion and rocket technology.
The fifth and sixth chapters concern electric and micro-propulsion, and are handled rather well.
Chapter seven is a look at propellantless propulsion, not so much "advanced" as "speculative."
Chapter eight concerns "Breakthrough Propulsion."I was particularly intrigued (flabbergasted) by the implication that if we just wait a few years, limitations placed on space travel (mass and speed) by the Theory of Relativity will probably vanish.
Three short chapters of reasonably good content.Five short chapters of questionable merit.A pretty nice Further Reading section.$50.Wow.

2-0 out of 5 stars interesting but...
such a small book for such a big price, if you at all interested in spacecraft propulsion you are sure know all but the equations in this book, it is informative, but only if you are completely ignorant of how spacecraft move through space, i like this book, but its too pricey for what you get.

2-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps a useful overview, but riddled with errors
This slim book tries valiantly to summarize the entire range of space launch and in-space propulsion concepts, but does a questionable job of it.

The book has the usual problems of a very compressed summary -- some concepts, and many specific technologies and projects, are left out entirely, and there's no room to do more than briefly describe most of the concepts that are included.The level is variable:parts are apparently aimed at people with at least an undergraduate technical education -- there's lots of algebra, and more than a few differential equations -- yet many concepts are described only in qualitative terms, perhaps with a picture or diagram.Some references are to standard reference works or review articles intended for nonspecialists, while others are to specialized research papers likely to puzzle most readers who want more information -- assuming they can find the cited journals at all.

However, the book's major problem is that it's full of errors -- mostly minor individually, but distressing taken as a whole.I work in this field, and know many of the projects mentioned and researchers cited; without actively looking I noticed eleven errors in 38 pages.These range from a faulty diagram (Fig. 2.7) to a gross overstatement of the funding for one project, to fundamental errors in the descriptions of pulsed detonation engines ("a compression wave travels through the tube at the speed of sound" when in fact a detonation is a faster-than-sound process; a sonic or subsonic process is a deflagration) and pneumatic catapults.

If you want quick layman's introductions to a wide variety of advanced concepts, there are better summaries on line.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book about advanced propulsion concepts ever
This book is the most complete guide I've ever seen. The best part about this book is that anyone can read it and get something from it. Even a PhD in aerospace engineering can use it as a reference.

4-0 out of 5 stars New ideas in, um, rocket science
I find the subject of this book, advanced space propulsion systems, very interesting.And there's plenty of good material in the book.Still, I wish it had delved into some of the topics in greater detail.And while I tend to try to be as comprehensive as possible when I cover a field, I have to admit that Tajmar covers some topics I would actually have skipped.

The book starts with a quick overview of rocket propulsion, including monopropellant and bipropellant engines.And we soon discover that Tajmar is going to take us from the fundamentals of rocket science into more speculative areas.He briefly discusses "advanced propellants" such as atomic hydrogen, metastable helium, and metallic hydrogen.Let's just say that in spite of (or maybe due to) my familiarity with these ideas, it would not have occurred to me to mention them in a book.

The author then evaluates launch assist technologies.These include aircraft assists, catapults, cannons, gas guns, ram accelerators, and electromagnetic (and magnetohydrodynamic) accelerators.There's even a mention of reducing drag with surface charging.

Next we get to nuclear propulsion.I would have expanded the section on fission propulsion, and thought twice about including the material on fusion propulsion and antimatter propulsion.

I think the best part of the book is the chapter on electric propulsion systems.There's plenty of information, including excellent photographs, of resistojets, arcjets, Hall thrusters, Kaufmann thrusters, Field Emission thrusters, Colloid thrusters, and more.Plus, there is a short section that could have been expanded on the threat of induced interactions between the plasma emitted by the propulsion system and the spacecraft.

Since this book looks to the future, that means a discussion of propulsion systems applicable for use on microspacecraft.Tajmar therefore includes a chapter on micropropulsion.

The next section is very interesting and not wholly speculative: "propellantless propulsion."That means tethers, laser propulsion, solar sails, and magnetic sails.Of these, I think solar sails surely deserved at least a few more pages.

The final chapter is a leap into what I think of as science fiction.That includes what I call "quantum propulsion" (an attempt to modify the vacuum and use the energy generated to propel a spacecraft).And it includes a attempts to couple gravitation and electromagnetism.And my, um, favorite: superconductor gravitational shielding.I might have omitted this chapter.

It's a useful book, but I think it could be improved. ... Read more

22. Fundamentals of Hybrid Rocket Combustion and Propulsion (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics)
Hardcover: 648 Pages (2007-03-15)
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"Fundamentals of Hybrid Rocket Combustion and Propulsion" is the first text to offer a comprehensive treatment of hybrid rockets. In this book, editors have pooled together some of the most respected minds in the field, each providing their very special insight and expertise to the text. The content is therefore as up-to-date as it is broad. Each chapter offers an expert account of every aspect of hybrid rocket propulsion, including fundamental aspects of hybrid combustion, numerical and theoretical approaches, and various applications. All chapters are enhanced with more than 25 to 35 graphical elements - including tables, figures and photographs. Making for an easy and informative read, this book is a must-have resource for anyone currently working in or studying rocket propulsion. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars THE work on Hybrid Rocket Propulsion
An outstanding assembly of work in this field. Deeply technical, this book covers every aspect of the art from science to speculation.

Highly recommended for University Libraries, Engineering Libraries and for students of reaction propulsion. ... Read more

23. Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters (JPL Space Science and Technology Series)
by Dan M. Goebel, Ira Katz
Hardcover: 508 Pages (2008-11-10)
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Throughout most of the twentieth century, electric propulsion was considered the technology of the future. Now, the future has arrived.

This important new book explains the fundamentals of electric propulsion for spacecraft and describes in detail the physics and characteristics of the two major electric thrusters in use today, ion and Hall thrusters. The authors provide an introduction to plasma physics in order to allow readers to understand the models and derivations used in determining electric thruster performance. They then go on to present detailed explanations of:

  • Thruster principles

  • Ion thruster plasma generators and accelerator grids

  • Hollow cathodes

  • Hall thrusters

  • Ion and Hall thruster plumes

  • Flight ion and Hall thrusters

Based largely on research and development performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and complemented with scores of tables, figures, homework problems, and references, Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters is an indispensable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to enter the aerospace industry. It also serves as an equally valuable resource for professional engineers already at work in the field. ... Read more

24. Electrogravitics Systems: Reports on a New Propulsion Methodology
Paperback: 102 Pages (1995-11)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A 130-page book presenting information that antigravityhas been and is being seriously investigated by leading aircraftindustries as well as the government. The theme is that T. TownsendBrown's propulsion method, once developed, will usher in an age offlight so revolutionary it will make all previous aviation the StoneAge of flight. Included are two historical reports from 1956 onelectrogravitics ("electrogravity") with an updated article byDr. Paul LaViolette showing "there is substantial evidence that theelectrogravitics research of the 1950s actually resulted in the B-2Stealth Bomber auxiliary propulsion system." Thought provoking andexciting to read with supporting illustrations and patent copies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars THERE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, rigorous treatment of the topic
This is a good place to start delving into the subject. Contains a little more than the plethora of "lifter" website and in fact distinguishes that the "lifter" technology is but one form of research into "electrogravitics."

This is a relatively thin book, but dense with information. The book starts with details of the state of the art in the 50s and 60s, and then wraps up with some essays from the 90s speculating on a link with the B-2 bomber. There are some current, short essays in the form of forwards and prefaces. The book has diagrams, a pretty good glossary, and a tech chronology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Collection of readings
A great book for anyone into electrogravitics systems or with any real interest in new propulsion technology. This book is made up of several reports and writings pieced together. Some Physics is a must to understand this book. If you are not at all familiar with the some basic principles it will be hard to understand what much the book speaks of. The author takes for granted a certain level of Physics education and familiarity with the subject.

Only other thing is that this book takes about a month to get, but it is worth the wait.

4-0 out of 5 stars Electrogravitics Primer
For anyone wanting to learn about electrogravitics, this is the book. Thomas Valone explains the in's and out's of this fascinating subject. Theappendixes and references he includes only enhance the book. I would liketo see more like it. ... Read more

25. Robust Control of Diesel Ship Propulsion
by Nikolaos Xiros
Hardcover: 226 Pages (2002-08-05)
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Based on the author’s research and practical projects, he presents a broad view of the needs and problems of the shipping industry in this area. The book covers several models and control types, developing an integrated nonlinear state-space model of the marine propulsion system.

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by Marcel; Jaumotte, Andre; De Veubeke, Baudouin Fraeijs; Vandenkerckhove, Jean Barrere
 Hardcover: 829 Pages (1960)

Asin: B0000CKFWU
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This book is a completely revised and enlarged English edition of La Propulsion par fusees, published by Sciences et Lettres, S.A., Liege. ... Read more

27. Marine Propellers and Propulsion, Second Edition
by John Carlton
Hardcover: 560 Pages (2007-08-06)
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Asin: 0750681500
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Although the propeller lies submerged out of sight, it is a complex component in both the hydrodynamic and structural sense.Marine Propellers and Propulsion fulfils the need for a comprehensive and cutting edge volume that brings together a great range of knowledge on propulsion technology, a multi-disciplinary and international subject.The book comprises three main sections covering hydrodynamics; materials and mechanical considerations; and design, operation and performance.The discussion relates theory to practical problems of design, analysis and operational economy, and is supported by extensive design information, operational detail and tabulated data. Fully updated and revised to cover the latest advances in the field, the new edition now also includes four new chapters on azimuthing and podded propulsors, propeller-rudder interaction, high-speed propellers, and propeller-ice interaction.

· The most complete book available on marine propellers, fully updated and revised, with four new chapters on azimuthing and podded propulsors, propeller-rudder interaction, high-speed propellers, and propeller-ice interaction
· A valuable reference for marine engineers and naval architects gathering together the subject of propulsion technology, in both theory and practice, over the last forty years
· Written by a leading expert on propeller technology, essential for students of propulsion and hydrodynamics, complete with online worked examples ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars you cant find a more spesific book on propeller design.
Firstly i must relate you about its characteristics that the most important one is how lage knowledge it has. The language, be used in writing the book, is so hard to understand easily for a person who doesn'tknow english very well. That's why you will be urged in understanding whatsomething is about when you use thia book. ... Read more

28. Frontiers of Propulsion Science (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics)
Hardcover: 739 Pages (2009-02-02)
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"Frontiers of Propulsion Science" is the first-ever compilation of emerging science relevant to such notions as space drives, warp drives, gravity control, and faster-than-light travel - the kind of breakthroughs that would revolutionize spaceflight and enable human voyages to other star systems. Although these concepts might sound like science fiction, they are appearing in growing numbers in reputable scientific journals. This is a nascent field where a variety of concepts and issues are being explored in the scientific literature, beginning in about the early 1990s. The collective status is still in step 1 and 2 of the scientific method, with initial observations being made and initial hypotheses being formulated, but a small number of approaches are already at step 4, with experiments underway. This emerging science, combined with the realization that rockets are fundamentally inadequate for interstellar exploration, led NASA to support the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project from 1996 through 2002."Frontiers of Propulsion Science" covers that project as well as other related work, so as to provide managers, scientists, engineers, and graduate students with enough starting material that they can comprehend the status of this research and decide if and how to pursue it in more depth themselves. Five major sections are included in the book: Understanding the Problem lays the groundwork for the technical details to follow; Propulsion Without Rockets discusses space drives and gravity control, both in general terms and with specific examples; Faster-Than-Light Travel starts with a review of the known relativistic limits, followed by the faster-than-light implications from both general relativity and quantum physics; Energy Considerations deals with spacecraft power systems and summarizes the limits of technology based on accrued science; and, From This Point Forward offers suggestions for how to manage and conduct research on such visionary topics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Space and The Space Show Give A Resounding Yes To Reading This Book!
This is an exceptional book and a much needed reference book.In addition, as host of The Space Show, both Dr. Davis and Mr. Millis were interviewed about the book and propulsion science on August 3, 2009 for nearly two hours. You can hear the interview at [...]While the science in this book is advanced, each chapter contains a summary that allows the reader to get all the chapter's high points without any difficulty. It's a fabulous tool adding value to this book.There is no la la land fantasy Kool Aid in this book. This is real propulsion science that goes out of the box to discuss and explore how we might be able to someday create a wormhole, mitigate or create antigravity, work with faster-than-light-travel, negative matter, and even accomplish interstellar travel.This book takes the reader to the edge of today's science and much more. You will also appreciate it because it places in one place the cutting edge research by the leading scientists on just how we might accomplish for real that which we read about and see in science fiction and when the sci fi is not real, you find out why and you learn what actually is real.I believe this to be a must read book and an essential research book for anyone with an interest in space development, science, science fiction, space travel, and our future.If you happen to be a student and are on the fence wondering what you should study in school or what careers might be available to you that are exciting and beyond cutting edge, reading this book will likely make up your mind to study the hard sciences and to get involved in the world of propulsion and related science.Listen to Dr. Davis and Mr. Millis on The Space Show and you will quickly understand why there book is the quality I say it is.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Superb Book of Dreams, Challenges, and Reality
For three decades I taught science.I was even an applicant for the Teacher in Space program.Fortunately, I wasn't selected for the fatal Challenger flight, but like many in my generation, I still waited in vain for the natural follow up to our moon flights - a manned landing on Mars.I dreamed of voyages like that seen on Star Trek too.

In 1997 I began what seemed like an unrelated field of research.There were claims that a predictive Code had been placed in the Torah.The most successful author of a book dealing with the Bible Code thought it was written not by God, but by aliens. By 2004 I had published my own book on the topic (Ark Code), and I had appeared on the History Channel to discuss some of my findings.As I began to read through emails about the TV appearance, I found that a few came from people who were high in our Government, or in a position to know a lot about UFOs based on their placement in NASA.

In exchange for insight into what was really going on, I checked the Torah Codes and published a few Bible Code UFO matrices on my web site.Much of what I heard in return was related to bizarre claims about how UFOs are powered.There came a point at which some of it overlapped what was being asserted in Nick Cook's best seller, The Hunt for Zero Point.However eventually it became clear that I could not address any claims about interstellar propulsion in a serious manner unless I mastered the language and mathematics of the field.

There was, until February, 2009, no textbook that dealt with Breakthrough Propulsion Physics.Frontiers in Propulsion Science quickly wiped out this deficit.Our family is enthralled by the knowledge it offers; and, having read it, I feel like I can actually intelligently answer claims being made about such propulsion systems.

Frontiers is not light reading. Yet despite all the advanced math, it isn't impossible reading for the scientifically curious, but calculus-challenged inquisitor.It is an all encompassing survey of every possible way to reach the stars.While it seems obvious that security considerations probably kept some of the chapter authors from revealing everything that's known about superluminal space travel, worm holes, or anti-gravity; there is enough in the text to keep scientists and mathematicians busy, and productively so, for many years to come.The $130 price tag is cheap admission to the worlds of potential offered here.No home where science is valued should be without a copy.
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29. The Development of Propulsion Technology for U.S. Space-Launch Vehicles, 1926-1991 (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University)
by J. D. Hunley
Hardcover: 388 Pages (2007-07-12)
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Asin: 1585445886
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In this definitive study, J. D. Hunley traces the program's development from Goddard's early rockets (and the German V-2 missile) through the Titan IVA and the Space Shuttle, with a focus on space-launch vehicles. Since these rockets often evolved from early missiles, he pays considerable attention to missile technology, not as an end in itself, but as a contributor to launch-vehicle technology.

Focusing especially on the engineering culture of the program, Hunley communicates this very human side of technological development by means of anecdotes, character sketches, and case studies of problems faced by rocket engineers. He shows how such a highly adaptive approach enabled the evolution of a hugely complicated technology that was impressive--but decidedly not rocket science.

Unique in its single-volume coverage of the evolution of launch-vehicle technology from 1926 to 1991, this meticulously researched work will inform scholars and engineers interested in the history of technology and innovation, as well as those specializing in the history of space flight. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Superb History of Rocket Technology in America
Every few years a benchmark study appears on some aspect of space history that reinterprets our understanding of the subject. J.D. Hunley, whom I freely admit is a longtime friend and colleague, has published--along with two additional volumes on the history of rocket technology in the United States, "Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard to Minuteman III" and "U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Viking to Space Shuttle"--a major study of the history of U.S. rocketry. "The Development of Propulsion Technology for U.S. Space-Launch Vehicles, 1926-1991" is Hunley's magnum opus and will hereafter provide the starting point for studying this subject.

This book accomplishes three critically important tasks exceptionally well. First, it fills what is unquestionably a tremendous gap in the literature of space launch. There is no single book or even a small collection of books where anyone may find a comprehensive history of rocket technology. Most of what is available is superficial, such as Frank Winter's "Rockets into Space" (Harvard, 1990), or concentrates on specific launch systems, such as David Stumpf's excellent book, "Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile Program" (Arkansas, 2000). Hunley's work is a cohesive whole that analyzes that story much more even-handedly and effectively. It will undoubtedly become the standard resource on this subject.

Second, it does a superb job of tracing the main lines of development of the major rocket technologies. Much of the existing literature overemphasizes the contributions of the German rocketeers under Wernher von Braun, and while they were clearly important, almost as important were influences coming out of Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, often through the Aerojet Corporation, along with many other companies, institutions, and universities.

Third, Hunley explores in some detail the process of innovation. We know too little about the origins of these launch technologies, coming as they do from large, anonymous organizations. But he illuminates decisions and direction in technological development that have never been explored before. His work is a benchmark in the process of the invention of spaceflight and its evolution over time. He employs the concept of "engineering science" to the subject of rocket technology, noting that at least until very late in the development of American rocketry, there was fundamentally no body of theory that would allow engineers to predict how new technologies would function in the harsh environment of launch and operations in space. Engineers would design a rocket and encounter problems in static or flight-testing (or both) and then had to undertake cut-and-try methods to correct problems. This happened repeatedly, and the various shuttle accidents, as Hunley demonstrates, points up the magnitude of the problem. In this way what engineers did was hardly science in the sense that they developed a body of knowledge that would allow prediction of how these machines would operate.

There is much to praise and little to criticize in this fine volume on the history of U.S. rocket technology. I am proud that this fine work appeared in the "Centennial of Flight Series" at Texas A&M University Press which I have edited since its inception.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reliable and balanced account
In the October 2008 issue of _Technology and Culture_, Yasuchi Sato wrote about this book: "The first two chapters provide a reliable and balanced account of the development of all major space-launch vehicles, military and civilian, flown up to 1991." He adds: "The rest of the book goes into details of the evolution of specific propulsion technologies. . . . This book," Sato concludes, "is based on Hunley's total mastery of the literature in relevant fields. Both primary and secondary sources are so vast that integrating and synthesizing them is no small feat. Moreover, as Hunley points out, the sources are often inconsistent. Thanks to Hunley's critical examination of the sources, this book will be a valuable reference for historians of American space programs." ... Read more

30. Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion (Aiaa Education Series)
by Jack D. Mattingly
Hardcover: 949 Pages (2005-08-01)
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Asin: 1563477785
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This text provides an introduction to gas turbine engines and jet propulsion for aerospace or mechanical engineers. The text is divided into four parts: introduction to aircraft propulsion; basic concepts and one-dimensional/gas dynamics; 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 performance in 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, 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.Seven 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 Outstanding Textbook
The book introduces the theory and operating principles of gas turbine engines.The fundamental concepts of the turbine engines design are spelled out. The primary systems and accessories of the gas turbine engine are also discussed.

The book provides an excellent foundation in gas turbine engines and jet propulsion theory for aerospace or mechanical engineers. It is presented at the graduate and senior undergraduate level and provides a comprehensive coverage of all the fundamentals in a reader-friendly manner that also works beautifully as a professional reference.

The book is well written and easy to follow with clear explanations and numerous illustrations and pictures to reinforce the basic concepts, trends, and design examples. The book also has several worked examples and many homework problems all which help the reader to grasp and apply the concepts. This is one of the best books available on the market on gas turbine engines and is therefore highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best I have seen
I'm a senior aerospace engineering student and am the propulsion lead for my aircraft design team.This book is very readable, understandable, and applicable to what I'm doing.I've looked through several other books and this one (as well as Mattingly's Aircraft Engine Design) has the most useful information and has been very helpful.

4-0 out of 5 stars complete turbine book
This has got to be the most complete turbine book I have ever seen.Containing pretty much everything on cycle analysis, it even provides a good review of thermodynamics and compressible flow.Itdoes, however, look to be a little difficult to teach from with eqautions and graphs flying about, but to the knowledged user it will serve as a great and complete reference.(There are some errors in the text you might want to correct found on the book's webpage.)

5-0 out of 5 stars BestTextbook 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...

4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Book With Lots of Useful Information
I bought the book "Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion" in Augustof 1999 and I still read it almost everyday. It is a very interesting book,but it has a seriousflaw in that there are so many errors, it appearsthat the editor(s) were asleep or out to lunch. It was a greatdisserviceto the author, as I think he was shortchanged by the publisher. Being aformer member of the USAF, myself I feel that his work was more meticulousthan this. Perhaps the publisher was in such a hurry to hit the presses atall costs, that this is the result. This seems to be the trend in recentyears. I believe that one of the major networks did and expose regardingmajor publishing house oversights in this area.

Jim ... Read more

31. Scale Model Ship Propulsion
by Tom Gorman
Hardcover: 160 Pages (2004-02)
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This richly illustrated manual is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the installation, operation, and maintenance of propulsion systems for scale model ships. Beginning with model and propulsion system options, the author goes on to describe both electric and steam systems, including the fitting and care of battery packs, radio controls, and the operation of steam boilers, with an emphasis on safety when dealing with pressurized containers. Paddle-wheels and screw propellers are covered as well as such specialized propulsion units as variable-pitch propellers, azimuth thrusters, and Voith Schneider units. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and the author's own technical line drawings and complemented by the inclusion of data tables and appendices with addresses of suppliers of materials and equipment, this eminently practical and useful handbook is indispensable reading for all working ship modelers. 200 plans and illustrations. Appendixes. 71/4x 91/2inches. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I was looking for more "how to" information, like installation suggestions, power to weight ratios, prop diameter and pitch selections, etc.. However, this book is more a primer of the various propulsion systems. ... Read more

32. Nuclear Propulsion for Merchant Ships
by Andrew W. Kramer
Paperback: 616 Pages (2005-10-31)
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33. Introduction to Aerospace Propulsion, An
by R. Douglas Archer, Maido Saarlas
Textbook Binding: 608 Pages (1998-03-20)
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Asin: 0131204963
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Introduces the student to the fascination and range of propulsion systems used in aeronautics and aerospace, from the piston engine and propeller to the rocket. DLC: Jet propulsion. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This book provides an excellent foundation in aerospace propulsion systems. It provides a comprehensive insight into the design and operation of different types of propulsion systems for aerospace application. These include turbomachinery, rockets and ramjets, piston engines, spacecraft systems, engine systems, fuels and combustion.

The aerospace industry has experienced a consistent growth over the years and is expected to continue to do so in the future. Concurrent to the continuous development of existing aerospace propulsion systems, major efforts are now being devoted to the development of new technologies applicable to the propfan, variable cycle engines and air-breathing space launchers. With such developments, the student of aerospace propulsion will benefit immensely from a solid foundation set from studying this excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
As a personal friend of Prof. Saarlas, and having taken a course in Aerospace Propulsion from him - using this text, I can say that this book affords one of the most excellent introductions to propulsion characteristics, and design considerations. A must-have for anyone pursuing design work, or workign on their masters in aerospace engineering.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great aid in learning
I read this book knowing absolutley nothing about the propulaion systems of aicraft.I used the information I learned to write a comprehensive extensive reserch/experimental essay on the "Design Principals ofPropellors". This book is good for anyboy with an intrest ... Read more

34. Beamed Energy Propulsion: Second International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion (AIP Conference Proceedings / Symposia on Beamed Energy Propulsion)
Hardcover: 561 Pages (2004-04-02)
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Asin: 0735401756
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Papers presented at the Second International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion demonstrated that this field is getting more active and has advanced considerably since last year. Japan demonstrated a microwave rocket using a 1MW gyrotron and China produced a laser launcher. Topics include: fluid dynamics in laser propulsion; ablative laser propulsion; microwave propulsion; mission proposal and analysis; hybrid systems and new concepts; beam transmission and reception; beam generation.

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35. Mechanics & Thermodynamics of Propulsion
Paperback: 760 Pages
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36. Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion: Principles, Practice and New Developments (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)
by Martin J. L. Turner
Paperback: 390 Pages (2010-11-02)
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Asin: 3642088694
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The revised edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the latest details on advanced systems being developed, such as electric and nuclear propulsion.

The author covers the fundamentals, from the basic principles of rocket propulsion and vehicle dynamics through the theory and practice of liquid and solid propellant motors, to new and future developments.

He provides a serious exposition of the principles and practice of rocket propulsion, from the point of view of the user who is not an engineering specialist.

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5-0 out of 5 stars THE book on Rocket Propulsion
This book is ideal for anyone studying chemical rocket propulsion systems or, indeed, anyone interested in the subject!This book takes you on an indepth analysis of the basic physics of rocket science and continues through to more advanced propulsion techniques such as electrical propulsion systems.It is very easy to follow and, as it was written with a lecture course in mind, tells you pretty much all you need to know about the science of rockets.

3-0 out of 5 stars It was alright!
I think this books is even a good book for fascinated children. I read it twice. ... Read more

by Raymond Friedman
Paperback: 128 Pages (2010-04-15)
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Asin: 1450065899
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Both Jet-engine propelled aircraft and long-range rockets were first successfully flown during World War II. This led 10 rapid post-war improvements in both, and within two decades we had supersonic airplanes, communication satellites, and trips to the moon. Unmanned probes to Mars and the outer planets followed, as well as the International Space Station. The technology behind these advances is described, along with short biographies of key pioneers. Problems at high Mach numbers are reviewed. Possible future developments are discussed. Mora technical details, including mathematics, are in an appendix. ... Read more

38. Deviant Propulsion: Poems
by C. A. Conrad
Paperback: 150 Pages (2005-07-10)
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Asin: 1932360875
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In a world terrified of desire, "moving at the speed of deviants" is the only way to transform fear into action. These poems by C. A. Conrad vibrate with the vitality of unrepentant queer culture, where the right to act on basic needs can be a battleground, and everyday acts of love and devotion take the form of political defiance. This brilliant barrage of words was inspired by the work of the fast-moving "deviants" whose very existence changes society. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring beyond belief!
One of the best books of poetry I have read in years.Few books give such joy and strength.My favorite poem is called Celebrities I Have Seen Off Stage, which is very funny and also a powerful read on observing people better.The love poems are striking, including the one for president Bush, which will make you scream with delight by the end.There's a crazy edge to this book that rubs off on you.C.A. Conrad has this to say to us, "The only - failure - is no - love" And the science fiction giant Samuel Delany loves it which is good enough for me."With a clarity of language that makes the bones sing, they sneak past our defenses and do things, directly, surprisingly, irreparably, to us."--Samuel Delany ... Read more

39. Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Vehicles (Iet Power and Energy)
by J. Miller
Paperback: 472 Pages (2004-01-01)
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Asin: 0863419151
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The automotive industry is waking up to the fact that hybrid electric vehicles could provide an answer to the ever-increasing need for lower-polluting and more fuel-efficient forms of personal transport. This is the first book to give comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the hybrid vehicle design, from its power plant and energy storage systems, to supporting chassis subsystems necessary for realising hybrid modes of operation. Key topics covered include hybrid propulsion system architectures, propulsion system sizing, electric traction system sizing and design, loss mechanisms, system simulation and vehicle certification.

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Local Energy: Distributed generation of heat and power- ISBN 9780863417399
The Electric Car: development and future of battery, hybrid and fuel-cell cars- ISBN 9780852960134 ... Read more

40. Propulsion Combustion: Fuels To Emissions
Library Binding: 376 Pages (1998-02)
list price: US$116.00
Isbn: 1560324317
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A unique volume that presents the fundamentals, the mechanisms involved, and the control and prediction of the processes, that will help in the design and development of modern future combustion systems applied to propulsion.The text examines research that has been conducted on a range of topics from the characterization of a new class of advanced energetic hydrocarbon fuels to the control of emissions. Also, relevant intermediate phenomena are covered. ... Read more

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