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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Mars Rover Curiosityby Rob Manning; William L. Simon

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    The firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob Manning In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist... more...

  • The long Way to the Moonby André Hoffmann

    Athene Media Verlag 2014; US$ 4.20

    impressive picture book with informative text about the challenging aerospace adventure - the flight to the moon and chronology of the Apollo Missions: It was February 1966. A Saturn V rocket began a suborbital unmanned test flight with the Apollo Command Module for the first time. A Saturn Orbital test flight followed, without the Apollo Spaceship,... more...

  • Der lange Weg zum Mond und zurückby André Hoffmann

    Athene Media Verlag 2014; US$ 4.24

    Dieser eindrucksvolle Bildband mit Begleittext zeigt das fesselnde Abenteuer der Raumfahrt auf dem Weg zum Mond. Beeindruckende Mondlandschaften wollen verzaubern und atemberaubende Aufnahmen zeugen von den spannendsten Momenten, die Millionen begeisterten und Geschichte schrieben: Mit den Worten "Ein kleiner Schritt für einen Menschen, ein riesiger... more...

  • Shape Memory Alloy Engineeringby Leonardo Lecce; Antonio Concilio

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 170.00

    Shape Memory Alloy Engineering introduces materials, mechanical, and aerospace engineers to shape memory alloys (SMAs), providing a unique perspective that combines fundamental theory with new approaches to design and modeling of actual SMAs as compact and inexpensive actuators for use in aerospace and other applications. With this book readers will... more...

  • Aircraft Aerodynamic Designby Andr?s S?bester; Alexander I J Forrester

    Wiley 2014; US$ 126.50

    Optimal aircraft design is impossible without a parametric representation of the geometry of the airframe. We need a mathematical model equipped with a set of controls, or design variables, which generates different candidate airframe shapes in response to changes in the values of these variables. This model's objectives are to be flexible and concise,... more...

  • Probability-Based Structural Fire Loadby Leo Razdolsky

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 116.00

    This book introduces the subject of probabilistic analysis to engineers and can be used as a reference in applying this technology. more...

  • Make: Rocketsby Mike Westerfield

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own... more...

  • Spacecraft Operationsby Thomas Uhlig; Florian Sellmaier; Michael Schmidhuber

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations... more...

  • The Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysisby John T. Katsikadelis

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 170.00

    Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis offers one of the first systematic and detailed treatments of the application of BEM to plate analysis and design. Aiming to fill in the knowledge gaps left by contributed volumes on the topic and increase the accessibility of the extensive journal literature covering BEM applied to plates, author... more...

  • Space Shuttle 1981-2011by Sally Ride; Greg Freiherr; T.A. Heppenheimer; Air & Space Magazine

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 9.95

    Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts? own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history... more...