Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149877234X

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 3721

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. The text also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance for rocket scientists and engineers to creatively deal with the complexities of rocketry.

It's ONLY Rocket Science

An Introduction in Plain English

Author: Lucy Rogers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038775377X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 7835

"Well, it’s not rocket science, is it?" How many times have you heard people use that expression when they mean something pretty simple? There are other areas of science and technology that are arguably more challenging than rocket science, but no other (perhaps apart from brain surgery) has entered mainstream English vocabulary as a byword for ‘difficult’. But ‘hard to understand’ isn’t the same as ‘impossible to understand’, as Dr Lucy Rogers – who is herself currently working as a rocket scientist – shows in this book. She describes, in everyday terms and entirely without complex math, just what is involved in launching something into space, to explore the universe beyond our small planet. If you want to understand the fundamentals of space flight, from how to leave the Earth – including the design of the rocket and vehicle, mission planning, navigation and communication – to life in space and the effects of weightlessness, begin your journey here.

Rocket Propulsion Elements

Author: George P. Sutton,Oscar Biblarz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174208

Category: Science

Page: 784

View: 7296

The definitive text on rocket propulsion—now revised to reflect advancements in the field For sixty years, Sutton's Rocket Propulsion Elements has been regarded as the single most authoritative sourcebook on rocket propulsion technology. As with the previous edition, coauthored with Oscar Biblarz, the Eighth Edition of Rocket Propulsion Elements offers a thorough introduction to basic principles of rocket propulsion for guided missiles, space flight, or satellite flight. It describes the physical mechanisms and designs for various types of rockets' and provides an understanding of how rocket propulsion is applied to flying vehicles. 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.

Advice to Rocket Scientists

A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Jim Longuski

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781563476556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

View: 6966

A former NASA engineer and astronautics professor offers down-to-earth advice and recommended reading on preparing for and surviving in science-related professions. This book is especially valuable for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environments.

Introduction to Space Dynamics

Author: William Tyrrell Thomson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140520

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 4225

Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles in space.

A New American Space Plan

Author: Travis S. Taylor,Stephanie Osborn

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618249614

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 8017

Meet the Rocket City Rednecks. They're five "backwoods" guys from the rocket city: Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program. Sure, they love to shoot stuff and drink beer, and one of 'em lives in a trailer, but with a family tree full of NASA rocket scientists (not to mention their own PhDs and advanced degrees), they aim a little higher¾like using homemade moonshine to fuel a rocket! Now, in typical laidback style, Dr. Travis S. Taylor, leader of the crew, delivers the goods on how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight. What's needed is a good old "try anything" attitude, a bit of gumption, and the spectacularly entertaining backyard science that's the Rocket City Redneck specialty. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Fundamentals of Rocket Propulsion

Author: DP Mishra

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351708414

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 2449

The book follows a unified approach to present the basic principles of rocket propulsion in concise and lucid form. This textbook comprises of ten chapters ranging from brief introduction and elements of rocket propulsion, aerothermodynamics to solid, liquid and hybrid propellant rocket engines with chapter on electrical propulsion. Worked out examples are also provided at the end of chapter for understanding uncertainty analysis. This book is designed and developed as an introductory text on the fundamental aspects of rocket propulsion for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is also aimed towards practicing engineers in the field of space engineering. This comprehensive guide also provides adequate problems for audience to understand intricate aspects of rocket propulsion enabling them to design and develop rocket engines for peaceful purposes. Key Features: • Book presents an integrated approach including mechanics, modeling, manufacture and design of composite components including theory and practice. • Exhaustive discussion on analysis and analytical methods for composite beams, columns and plates, and the basic procedure of the finite element method. • Principles of composite manufacturing, common manufacturing methods and selection of manufacturing methods are presented in depth. • Presents concept of design and composite design process, along with several representative design examples. • Includes fully-solved examples with solutions manual and high quality illustrative figures

Rocket Science

Author: Andrew Rader

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981832651

Category:

Page: 44

View: 6698

Ever wonder how spaceships work? Rocket Science is a tour of the latest in spacecraft technology and planetary exploration by real-life aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer. Explaining the physics of space travel in a way that's easy to understand, the book is accessible to anyone. It's sure to ignite the imagination of kids of all ages, and even curious adults. How do rockets work? Why do they use staging? What's an orbit? Is there gravity in space? How did we get to the Moon? How would we get to Mars? Could we get to another star? These are just a few of the questions discussed in Rocket Science. Rocket Science is primarily aimed at kids in the 6-10 range, but its illustrations would be appealing to younger kids if parents were reading, and the book is even suitable as a light reader for adults interested in learning a thing or two about space engineering and planetary science. This hardcover book features 42 full spread illustrations by professional graphic artist Galen Frazer. Rocket Science is the third book by Andrew and Galen, the first two being Epic Space Adventure and Mars Rover Rescue, which were aimed at younger kids.

Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

Author: William J. Emrich, Jr.

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128045302

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 7593

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

ROCKETRY

Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619302349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8091

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry, including how rockets are launched, move through the atmosphere, and return to earth safely. Exploring the science behind rocket flight, kids learn how the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag interact to determine a rocket’s path, then imagine new uses and technologies in rocketry that are being developed today and for the future. Combining hands-on activities with physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Rocketry brings fun to learning about the world of rocket science. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building a pneumatic blast rocket and launcher, testing a rocket recovery system, and designing a rocket model of the future. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets

Author: Ashish Tewari

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119972744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 4892

Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets introduces the reader to the concepts of modern control theory applied to the design and analysis of general flight control systems in a concise and mathematically rigorous style. It presents a comprehensive treatment of both atmospheric and space flight control systems including aircraft, rockets (missiles and launch vehicles), entry vehicles and spacecraft (both orbital and attitude control). The broad coverage of topics emphasizes the synergies among the various flight control systems and attempts to show their evolution from the same set of physical principles as well as their design and analysis by similar mathematical tools. In addition, this book presents state-of-art control system design methods - including multivariable, optimal, robust, digital and nonlinear strategies - as applied to modern flight control systems. Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets features worked examples and problems at the end of each chapter as well as a number of MATLAB / Simulink examples housed on an accompanying website at http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ashtew that are realistic and representative of the state-of-the-art in flight control.

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Author: Ben Gilliland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465442545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 2209

All new content. Cutting-edge concepts made simple. Media reportage on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs--from black holes, dark matter, and exoplanets to leap seconds and Planck time--can be a foreign language. Get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland's unique take on them. With fun graphics and clear explanations, this book will have you saying "I get it now!" over and over again. Some of it may actually be rocket science, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand it.

Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 7180

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.

Ignition!

An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Author: John Drury Clark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813599199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 2808

This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as “a good book on rocket stuff…that’s a really fun one” by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering!

Author: Ruth Spiro

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607349450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 3373

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to baby’s world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well! With tongue firmly in cheek, the Baby Loves Science series introduces highly intellectual science concepts to the littlest learners.

The Rocket Company

Author: Patrick J. G. Stiennon,David M. Hoerr

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781563476969

Category: Science

Page: 263

View: 2798

"A fictionalized account of the challenges faced by a group of seven investors and their engineering team in developing a low-cost, reusable, Earth-to orbit launch vehicle. The marketing, regulatory, and technical problems are explored ... "cover p. [4].

Principles of Spaceflight Propulsion

International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Author: E. M. Goodger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483158608

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

View: 3319

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 with a broad illustration of the associated sources of energy. Other chapters consider the decomposition energy release of endothermic compounds and review the methods of application to rocket propulsion. This book discusses as well the essential factors influencing the release of nuclear energy. The final chapter deals with the basis of most systems of spacecraft propulsion, which is the conversion of available energy to the kinetic energy of a propellant jet. This book is a valuable resource for engineers.

Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

Principles, Practice and New Developments

Author: Martin J. L. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540692037

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 414

View: 5746

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 point of view of the user who is not an engineering specialist.