## Rocket Propulsion ElementsThe definitive text on rocket propulsion—now revised to reflect advancements in the field For sixty years, Sutton's Updated and strengthened throughout, the Eighth Edition explores: -
The fundamentals of rocket propulsion, its essential technologies, and its key design rationale -
The various types of rocket propulsion systems, physical phenomena, and essential relationships -
The latest advances in the field such as changes in materials, systems design, propellants, applications, and manufacturing technologies, with a separate new chapter devoted to turbopumps -
Liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors, the two most prevalent of the rocket propulsion systems, with in-depth consideration of advances in hybrid rockets and electrical space propulsion
Comprehensive and coherently organized, this seminal text guides readers evenhandedly through the complex factors that shape rocket propulsion, with both theory and practical design considerations. Professional engineers in the aerospace and defense industries as well as students in mechanical and aerospace engineering will find this updated classic indispensable for its scope of coverage and utility. |

### What people are saying - Write a review

### Contents

Definitions and Fundamentals | 28 |

Nozzle Theory and Thermodynamic Relations | 47 |

Flight Performance | 103 |

Chemical Rocket Propellant Performance Analysis | 158 |

Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine Fundamentals | 194 |

Liquid Propellants | 245 |

Thrust Chambers | 271 |

Liquid Propellant Combustion and Its Stability | 346 |

Hybrid Propellant Rockets | 594 |

Electric Propulsion | 622 |

Thrust Vector Control | 673 |

Selection of Rocket Propulsion Systems | 691 |

Rocket Exhaust Plumes | 710 |

Rocket Testing | 733 |

Conversion Factors and Constants | 749 |

755 | |

Solid Propellant Combustion and Its Stability | 537 |

Solid Rocket Components and Motor Design | 556 |