Theory of Aerospace Propulsion by Pasquale M Sforza
(Aerospace Engineering)

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Readers of this book will be able to: utilize the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to analyze aircraft engines, understand the common gas turbine aircraft propulsion systems and be able to determine the applicability of each,  perform system studies of aircraft engine systems for specified flight conditions, perform preliminary aerothermal design of turbomachinery components, and  conceive, analyze, and optimize competing preliminary designs for conventional and unconventional missions.

Early coverage of cycle analysis provides a systems perspective, and offers context for the chapters on turbomachinery and componentsBroader coverage than found in most other books - including coverage of  propellers, nuclear rockets, and space propulsion - allows analysis and design of more types of propulsion systemsIn depth, quantitative treatments of the components of jet propulsion engines provides the tools for evaluation and component matching for optimal system performanceWorked examples and end of chapter exercises provide practice for analysis, preliminary design, and systems integration

About Pasquale M Sforza

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Pasquale M. Sforza received his PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1965. He has taught courses related to commercial airplane design at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the University of Florida. His research interests include propulsion, gas dynamics, and air and space vehicle design. Dr. Sforza has also acted as Co-Editor of the Journal of Directed Energy and Book Review Editor for the AIAA Journal. His previous books include Theory of Aerospace Propulsion (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011).
Published September 27, 2011 by Butterworth-Heinemann. 704 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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