Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion
In this textbook, the authors show that a few fundamental principles can provide an understanding of all modes of aircraft and spacecraft propulsion. The book also demonstrates how these fundamental principles can lead directly to useful quantitative assessments of performance as well as possibilities for improvement.
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Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow
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acceleration adiabatic aircraft ambient angle approximately assume axial compressor axial velocity blade row boundary layer calculation centrifugal compressor coefficient combustion chamber combustor compressor stage consider constant control volume deceleration defined density determine diameter diffuser downstream effect efficiency energy engine enthalpy equation equilibrium exhaust velocity exit FIGURE flight Mach number flight speed flow field fluid free-stream friction geometry given heat transfer hub-tip ratio hydrogen impeller ion thrusters isentropic laminar mass flow rate maximum mixture momentum nozzle operation outlet payload performance pressure gradient pressure rise propellant propulsion pump radial radius ramjet reaction relative Mach number Reynolds number rocket rotor separation shaft shear stress shock shown in Fig shows specific heat specific impulse stagnation pressure stagnation temperature stator subsonic supersonic surface swirl throat thrust thruster tion tip speed turbofan turbojet turbopump turbulent typical upstream variables variation vehicle velocity profile viscosity wall zero
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