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Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion
  • Author : William J. Emrich, Jr.
  • Publsiher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 28 July 2016
  • ISBN : 0128045302
  • Pages : 344 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion provides an understanding of the physical principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear fission-based rocket engines. While there are numerous texts available describing rocket engine theory and nuclear reactor theory, this is the first book available describing the integration of the two subject areas. Most of the book’s emphasis is primarily on nuclear thermal rocket engines, wherein the energy of a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant to high temperatures and then expel it through a nozzle to produce thrust. Other concepts are also touched upon such as a section devoted to the nuclear pulse rocket concept wherein the force of externally detonated nuclear explosions is used to accelerate a spacecraft. Future crewed space missions beyond low earth orbit will almost certainly require propulsion systems with performance levels exceeding that of today’s best chemical engines. A likely candidate for that propulsion system is the solid core Nuclear Thermal Rocket or NTR. Solid core NTR engines are expected to have performance levels which significantly exceed that achievable by any currently conceivable chemical engine. The challenge is in the engineering details of the design which includes not only the thermal, fluid, and mechanical aspects always present in chemical rocket engine development, but also nuclear interactions and some unique materials restrictions. Sorts and organizes information on various types of nuclear thermal rocket engines into a coherent curriculum Includes a number of example problems to illustrate the concepts being presented Features a companion site with interactive calculators demonstrating how variations in the constituent parameters affect the physical process being described Includes 3D figures that may be scaled and rotated to better visualize the nature of the object under study


Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion
  • Author : William J. Emrich, Jr.
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 28 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKPrinciples of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion provides an understanding of the physical principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear fission-based rocket engines. While there are numerous texts available describing rocket engine theory and nuclear reactor theory, this is the first book available describing the integration of the two subject areas. Most of the book’s emphasis is primarily on nuclear thermal rocket engines, wherein the energy of a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant to high temperatures and


Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Author : Martin J. L. Turner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 05 November 2008
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The revised edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the latest details on advanced systems being developed, such as electric and nuclear propulsion. The author covers the fundamentals, 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. He provides a serious exposition of the principles and practice of rocket propulsion, from the


Principles of Spaceflight Propulsion

Principles of Spaceflight Propulsion
  • Author : E. M. Goodger
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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Division III. Propulsion Systems Including Fuels, Volume 6: Principles of Spaceflight Propulsion provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the processes of energy release and conversion. This book presents the developments of space technology by providing a general view of the propulsion methods available. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the systems of propulsion in space that are based on the reaction thrust from an ejected jet. This text then explores the basic structural considerations together


Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Systems

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Systems
  • Author : David Buden
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 01 July 2011
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Interest in rockets that use fission reactors as the heat source has centered on manned flights to Mars. The demands of such missions require rockets that are several times more powerful than the chemical rockets in use today.Rocket engines operate according to the basic principles expressed in Newton's third law of motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In a chemical rocket, hot gases are created by chemical combustion; in a nuclear rocket heating of


Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Author : Martin J. L. Turner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 August 2006
GET THIS BOOKRocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

The revised edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the latest details on advanced systems being developed, such as electric and nuclear propulsion. The author covers the fundamentals, 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. He provides a serious exposition of the principles and practice of rocket propulsion, from the



Theory of Aerospace Propulsion

Theory of Aerospace Propulsion
  • Author : P. M. Sforza
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 November 2011
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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


Jet, Rocket, Nuclear, Ion and Electric Propulsion

Jet, Rocket, Nuclear, Ion and Electric Propulsion
  • Author : W.H.T. Loh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKJet, Rocket, Nuclear, Ion and Electric Propulsion

During the last decade, rapid growth of knowledge in the field of jet, rocket, nuclear, ion and electric propulsion has resulted in many advances useful to the student, engineer and scientist. The purpose for offering this course is to make available to them these recent advances in theory and design. Accordingly, this course is organized into seven parts: Part 1 Introduction; Part 2 Jet Propulsion; Part 3 Rocket Propulsion; Part 4 Nuclear Propulsion; Part 5 Electric and Ion Propulsion; Part 6 Theory on Combustion, Detonation and


Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion
  • Author : Ahmed F. El-Sayed
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 25 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion

This book provides a comprehensive basics-to-advanced course in an aero-thermal science vital to the design of engines for either type of craft. The text classifies engines powering aircraft and single/multi-stage rockets, and derives performance parameters for both from basic aerodynamics and thermodynamics laws. Each type of engine is analyzed for optimum performance goals, and mission-appropriate engines selection is explained. Fundamentals of Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion provides information about and analyses of: thermodynamic cycles of shaft engines (piston, turboprop, turboshaft


Aerospace Propulsion

Aerospace Propulsion
  • Author : T. W. Lee
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 18 October 2013
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Aerospace propulsion devices embody some of the most advancedtechnologies, ranging from materials, fluid control, and heattransfer and combustion. In order to maximize the performance,sophisticated testing and computer simulation tools are developedand used. Aerospace Propulsion comprehensively covers the mechanicsand thermal-fluid aspects of aerospace propulsion, starting fromthe fundamental principles, and covering applications togas-turbine and space propulsion (rocket) systems. It presentsmodern analytical methods using MATLAB and other advanced softwareand includes essential elements of both gas-turbine and rocketpropulsion systems. Gas turbine coverage includes


A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs

A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Air Force Studies Board,Committee on Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 14 January 2007
GET THIS BOOKA Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs

Rocket and air-breathing propulsion systems are the foundation on which planning for future aerospace systems rests. A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs assesses the existing technical base in these areas and examines the future Air Force capabilities the base will be expected to support. This report also defines gaps and recommends where future warfighter capabilities not yet fully defined could be met by current science and technology development plans.


Rocket Propulsion

Rocket Propulsion
  • Author : Stephen D. Heister,William E. Anderson,Timothée L. Pourpoint,R. Joseph Cassady
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 07 February 2019
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Equips students with an up-to-date practical knowledge of rocket propulsion, numerous homework problems, and online self-study materials.


Deep Space Propulsion

Deep Space Propulsion
  • Author : K. F. Long
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 25 November 2011
GET THIS BOOKDeep Space Propulsion

The technology of the next few decades could possibly allow us to explore with robotic probes the closest stars outside our Solar System, and maybe even observe some of the recently discovered planets circling these stars. This book looks at the reasons for exploring our stellar neighbors and at the technologies we are developing to build space probes that can traverse the enormous distances between the stars. In order to reach the nearest stars, we must first develop a propulsion


Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems
  • Author : Paul A. Czysz,Claudio Bruno
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 19 September 2006
GET THIS BOOKFuture Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

An understandable perspective on the types of space propulsion systems necessary to enable low-cost space flights to Earth orbit and to the Moon and the future developments necessary for exploration of the solar system and beyond to the stars.