Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines and Rockets, Second Edition


Authors: Jack D. Mattingly and Keith M. Boyer


AIAA Education Series_2016, Mixed media_ISBN: 978-1-62410-371-1

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DESCRIPTION: Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines and Rockets, Second Edition provides a complete introduction to gas turbine and rocket propulsion for aerospace and mechanical engineers. The book retains its practical aircraft-engine system perspective, early and often emphasizing the difference between installed and uninstalled engine performance. Textbook coverage has been revised and expanded, including a new chapter on compressible flow. Design concepts are introduced early and integrated throughout. Written with extensive student input, the book starts with aerothermodynamic fundamentals and logically develops the rocket engine analysis and gas turbine engine principles.





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JACK D. MATTINGLY has 50 years experience analyzing and designing propulsion and thermodynamic systems. After serving at the Aero Propulsion Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB he retired from active duty with the U.S. Air Force in 1989 and joined the faculty of Seattle University, retiring in 2000 as professor emeritus in Mechanical Engineering. He has since focused on writing, teaching short courses, and consulting. He is a co-author of Aircraft Engine Design (AIAA, 2002), winner of the AIAA Summerfield Book Award. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington.


DR. KEITH M. BOYER is Vice President for Propulsion for Practical Aeronautics. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2012 after serving as Associate Dean for Students at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He combines his hands-on flight line and back shop maintenance background with jet engine experience in sustainment, test and analysis, systems engineering, logistics and supply chain management, and multinational requirements management with his passion, which is teaching. He taught for ten years in the Department of Aeronautics, Air Force Academy, and served in numerous positions. For seven years, he was adjunct faculty to the Air Force Test Pilot School, where he twice earned the Flight Test Instructor of the Quarter award. From 1996-2009, he developed and taught a variety of jet engine short courses to over 1,000 attendees in support of their professional development.




    Design concepts introduced early (aircraft performance in introductory chapter) and integrated throughout; includes six extensive design projects: two multi-chapter for the design of gas turbine engine cycles and four for the axial-flow turbomachinery.

    Extensive student input on the design of the book means the book builds upon definitions and gradually develops the thermodynamics, gas dynamics, and gas turbine engine principles. Also contains over 110 worked examples and more than 380 homework problems so concepts are applied after they are introduced.

    Eight user-friendly, computer programs (AFPROP, ATMOS, COMPR, EQL, GASTAB, PARA, PERF, & TURBN) for Microsoft Windows compatible computers accompanies the text which allows for rapid calculation of trends, "what if" questions, conceptual design, homework problems, and homework verification.

    Fifty-page foreword by Hans von Ohain (German inventor of the jet engine) covers past, present, and future of jet propulsion. Updated foreword by Dr. William H. Heiser extends that of Hans von Ohain.