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Propulsion Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Propulsion, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Rocket Propulsion Lecture Notes

This note focuses on chemical rocket propulsion systems for launch, orbital, and interplanetary flight. It teaches the modeling of solid, liquid-bipropellant, and hybrid rocket engines. Topics covered includes: Rocket Nozzles and Thrust, Ideal Nozzle Fluid Mechanics, Nozzle Design, Convective Heat Transfer, Convective Heat Transfer, Liquid Cooling, Ablative Cooling, Film Cooling, Selection of Propellant Mixtures, Solid Propellants, Liquid Propellants, Pressurization and Pump Cycles, Liquid Motors, Turbopumps, Turbines, Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery, Impulsive and Low-Thrust Maneuvers in Space.

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Advanced Propulsion Lecture

This note covers the following topics: Operational Envelopes, Standard Atmosphere, Air-breathing Engines, Aircraft Performance, Rocket Engines, Gas Dynamics, H-K Diagram, Normal shock wave, Flow with heat addition, Flow with friction, Mach Train and Pseudo-shock, Brayton Cycle, Parametric Cycle Analysis, Ramjet, Turbojet, Turbofan.

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Propulsion by Prof. Andrew Ketsdever

This note explains the following topics: Principles of Propulsion, Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow, Steady, 1-Dimensional Flow, Normal and Oblique Shocks, Boundary Layers and Heat Transfer, Jet Engines: Thrust, Efficiency, and Performance, Ramjets. Inlets, Combustors, and Nozzles, Turbojets and Turbofans, Hypersonics and Hypersonic Propulsion, hemical Rockets and Propellants, Electric Propulsion Systems.

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