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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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.