Rocket Propulsion

by Stephen D. Heister, William E. Anderson, Timothée L. Pourpoint, R. Joseph Cassady

Series: Cambridge Aerospace Series (No. 47)

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  • 9781108422277
  • 9781108397100
  • 9781108395069
A modern pedagogical treatment of the latest industry trends in rocket propulsion, developed from the authors' extensive experience in both industry and academia. Students are guided along a step-by-step journey through modern rocket propulsion, beginning with the historical context and an introduction to top-level performance measures, and progressing on to in-depth discussions of the chemical aspects of fluid flow combustion thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium, solid, liquid, and hybrid rocket propellants, mission requirements, and an overview of electric propulsion. With a wealth of homework problems (and a solutions manual for instructors online), real-life case studies and examples throughout, and an appendix detailing key numerical methods and links to additional online resources, this is a must-have guide for senior and first year graduate students looking to gain a thorough understanding of the topic along with practical tools that can be applied in industry.

  • Cambridge University Press; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108397100
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  • Title: Rocket Propulsion
  • Series: Cambridge Aerospace Series (No. 47)
  • Author: Stephen D. Heister; William E. Anderson; Timothée L. Pourpoint; R. Joseph Cassady
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108422277
  • 9781108397100
  • 9781108395069

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'This text is destined to be a classic in modern rocket propulsion systems. It is an outstanding comprehensive volume that is very well suited for seniors or early graduate students in aerospace engineering. The technical background and analyses are nicely complemented by historical perspectives and a terrific array of challenging technical problems within each chapter.' Ann Karagozian, University of California, Los Angeles

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108422277
  • 9781108397100
  • 9781108395069