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Rocket and spacecraft propulsion : principles, practice and new developments

Author: Martin J L Turner
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2009
Series: Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3 edView all editions and formats
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The 3rd edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the range of launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the very latest details of some of the advanced propulsion systems currently being developed. The author covers the fundamentals of the subject, from the basic principles of rocket propulsion and vehicle dynamics through the theory and practice of liquid and solid propellant motors,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J L Turner
ISBN: 9783540692027 3540692029 9783540692027
OCLC Number: 475771458
Notes: The 3rd edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the range of launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the very latest details of some of the advanced propulsion systems currently being developed. The author covers the fundamentals of the subject, from the basic principles of rocket propulsion and vehicle dynamics through the theory and practice of liquid and solid propellant motors, to new and future developments. The didactic value of the early chapters on the basics of rocket propulsion, by re-working ...
Chapter 1 Principles of Rocket Propulsion [Minor revisions and errata] Chapte 2 The Thermal Rocket Engine [Minor revisions and errata] Chapter 3 Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines [new sections added as specified and significant revision plus errata] Chapter 4 Solid Propellant Rocket Motors [minor updates errata] Chapter 5 Launch Vehicle Dynamics [Minor updates & errata] Chapter 6 Electric Propulsion [New sections added and significant update of others] Chapter 7 New chapter on Nuclear Propulsion Chapter 8 Advanced Thermal Rockets [General Updates and errata] Appendix 1 on orbits will stay [Appendix 2 on Launcher survey will be updated and corrected] [Appendix 3 on new launcher families and proposed very heavy launcher developments]
Description: 390 p.
Contents: Chapter 1 Principles of Rocket Propulsion [Minor revisions and errata] Chapte 2 The Thermal Rocket Engine [Minor revisions and errata] Chapter 3 Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines [new sections added as specified and significant revision plus errata] Chapter 4 Solid Propellant Rocket Motors [minor updates errata] Chapter 5 Launch Vehicle Dynamics [Minor updates & errata] Chapter 6 Electric Propulsion [New sections added and significant update of others] Chapter 7 New chapter on Nuclear Propulsion Chapter 8 Advanced Thermal Rockets [General Updates and errata] Appendix 1 on orbits will stay [Appendix 2 on Launcher survey will be updated and corrected] [Appendix 3 on new launcher families and proposed very heavy launcher developments].
Series Title: Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering
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From the reviews of the second edition: "Turner (Univ. of Leicester, UK) offers an updated version of his 2000 book. ... He examines rockets and rocket engines from the viewpoint of physical Read more...

 
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