A modern pedagogical treatment of the latest industry
trends in rocket propulsion, developed from the authors' extensive experience in both industry and academia. Students are
guided along a step-by-step journey through modern rocket propulsion, beginning with the historical context and an introduction
to top-level performance measures, and progressing on to in-depth discussions of the chemical aspects of fluid flow combustion
thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium, solid, liquid, and hybrid rocket propellants, mission requirements, and an overview
of electric propulsion. With a wealth of homework problems (and a solutions manual for instructors online), real-life case
studies and examples throughout, and an appendix detailing key numerical methods and links to additional online resources,
this is a must-have guide for senior and first year graduate students looking to gain a thorough understanding of the topic
along with practical tools that can be applied in industry.
1. Classification of rocket propulsion systems and historical
perspective; 2. Mission analysis fundamentals; 3. Trajectory analysis and rocket design; 4. Ideal rocket nozzle performance;
5. Combustion and thermochemistry; 6. Heat transfer; 7. Solid rocket motors (SRMs); 8. Liquid rocket engines (LREs); 9. Liquid
rocket propellants; 10. Turbomachinery fundamentals; 11. Hybrid rocket engines (HREs); 12. Combustion instability; 13. Electric
Equips students with an up-to-date practical knowledge of rocket propulsion, numerous homework
problems, and online self-study materials.