Jet Propulsion

A Simple Guide to the Aerodynamics and Thermodynamic Design and Performance of Jet Engines

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Author: Nicholas Cumpsty,Andrew Heyes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316432637

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Now in its third edition, Jet Propulsion offers a self-contained introduction to the aerodynamic and thermodynamic design of modern civil and military jet engine design. Through two-engine design projects for a large passenger and a new fighter aircraft, the text explains modern engine design. Individual sections cover aircraft requirements, aerodynamics, principles of gas turbines and jet engines, elementary compressible fluid mechanics, bypass ratio selection, scaling and dimensional analysis, turbine and compressor design and characteristics, design optimization, and off-design performance. The civil aircraft, which formed the core of Part I in the previous editions, has now been in service for several years as the Airbus A380. Attention in the aircraft industry has now shifted to two-engine aircraft with a greater emphasis on reduction of fuel burn, so the model created for Part I in this edition is the new efficient aircraft, a twin aimed at high efficiency.

A History of Jet Propulsion, Including Rockets

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Author: Raymond Friedman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450065910

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 127

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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.

Toxicologic Assessment of Jet-Propulsion Fuel 8

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Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Toxicology,Subcommittee on Jet-Propulsion Fuel 8

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309168700

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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This report provides a critical review of toxicologic, epidemiologic, and other relevant data on jet-propulsion fuel 8, a type of fuel in wide use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and an evaluation of the scientific basis of DOD’s interim permissible exposure level of 350 mg/m3

Exploration and Engineering

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars

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Author: Erik M. Conway

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416042

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Although the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has become synonymous with the United States’ planetary exploration during the past half century, its most recent focus has been on Mars. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of 2007, JPL led the way in engineering an impressive, rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight history. In Exploration and Engineering, Erik M. Conway reveals how JPL engineers’ creative technological feats led to major breakthroughs in Mars exploration. He takes readers into the heart of the lab’s problem-solving approach and management structure, where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoil. Conway, JPL’s historian, offers an insider’s perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period. "A masterpiece of research and writing."— Quest: History of Spaceflight Quarterly "A 'must' for any reader of modern astronomy who wants insights into how the lab conducts its research, solves problems, and handle[s] technological challenges."— Midwest Book Review "A great tale of ambition, mishap and recovery, building on extensive archival research and interviews with JPL managers, scientists and engineers, to deliver a detailed overview of each mission's feats and failures... Exploration and Engineering is a great book for everyone seriously interested in the struggles and achievements of JPL as NASA's centre for Mars exploration."— Sky at Night Erik M. Conway is a historian of science and technology at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He is the author of Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History.

Jet Propulsion Engines

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Author: Otis E. Lancaster

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400877911

Category: Science

Page: 842

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Volume XII of the High Speed Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsion series. Partial Contents: Historical development of jet propulsion; basic principles of jet propulsion; analyses of the various types of jet propulsion engines including the turbojet, the turboprop, the ramjet, and intermittent jets, as well as solid and liquid propellant rocket engines and the ramrocket. Another section deals with jet driven rotors. The final sections discuss the use of atomic energy in jet propulsion and the future prospects of jet propulsion. Originally published in 1959. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications

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Author: Ronald D. Flack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107393884

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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This introductory 2005 text on air-breathing jet propulsion focuses on the basic operating principles of jet engines and gas turbines. Previous coursework in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics is elucidated and applied to help the student understand and predict the characteristics of engine components and various types of engines and power gas turbines. Numerous examples help the reader appreciate the methods and differing, representative physical parameters. A capstone chapter integrates the text material into a portion of the book devoted to system matching and analysis so that engine performance can be predicted for both on- and off-design conditions. The book is designed for advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students in aerospace and mechanical engineering. A basic understanding of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics is presumed. Although aircraft propulsion is the focus, the material can also be used to study ground- and marine-based gas turbines and turbomachinery and some advanced topics in compressors and turbines.

Combustion Chambers for Jet Propulsion Engines

International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Author: V. S. Zuyev,L. S. Skubachevskii

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483152820

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

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Combustion Chambers for Jet Propulsion Engines focuses on the design of combustion chambers for turbo-jet and ramjet engines, including reheat systems. This compilation, which is a training manual for the combustion chamber course held in the Moscow Aeronautical Institute, provides a general presentation of the basic elements of the process of operation, characteristics, and design of combustion chambers. This manual is divided into two parts. Part One discusses the elements of chemical kinetics and the theory of combustion of a homogeneous mixture in gas streams. The second part is devoted to the thermodynamics of the combustion chamber; aerodynamic and thermal losses; construction of the combustion chamber; and description of the operating process. The problem concerning the effect of losses in combustion chambers on the characteristics of jet propulsion engines is also elaborated in this text. This publication is valuable to aeronautical and combustion engineering students.

Jet Propulsion

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Author: Hyman G. Wintersteen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jet propulsion

Page: 64

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Jet, Rocket, Nuclear, Ion and Electric Propulsion

Theory and Design

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Author: W.H.T. Loh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642461093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 766

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During the last decade, rapid growth of knowledge in the field of jet, rocket, nuclear, ion and electric propulsion has resulted in many advances useful to the student, engineer and scientist. The purpose for offering this course is to make available to them these recent advances in theory and design. Accordingly, this course is organized into seven parts: Part 1 Introduction; Part 2 Jet Propulsion; Part 3 Rocket Propulsion; Part 4 Nuclear Propulsion; Part 5 Electric and Ion Propulsion; Part 6 Theory on Combustion, Detonation and Fluid Injection; Part 7 Advanced Concepts and Mission Applications. It is written in such a way that it may easily be adopted by other universities as a textbook for a one semester senior or graduate course on the subject. In addition to the undersigned who served as the course instructor and wrote Chapter I, 2 and 3, guest lecturers included: DR. G. L. DUGGER who wrote Chapter 4 "Ram-jets and Air-Aug mented Rockets," DR. GEORGE P. SUTTON who wrote Chapter 5 "Rockets and Cooling Methods," DR . . MARTIN SUMMERFIELD who wrote Chapter 6 "Solid Propellant Rockets," DR. HOWARD S. SEIFERT who wrote Chapter 7 "Hybrid Rockets," DR. CHANDLER C. Ross who wrote Chapter 8 "Advanced Nuclear Rocket Design," MR. GEORGE H. McLAFFERTY who wrote Chapter 9 "Gaseous Nuclear Rockets," DR. S. G. FORBES who wrote Chapter 10 "Electric and Ion Propul sion," DR. R. H. BODEN who wrote Chapter 11 "Ion Propulsion," DR.

Jet propulsion turboprops

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Author: Volney Cecil Finch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Author: Nathalia Holt

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316338915

Category: History

Page: 352

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"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.