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Jet Propulsion. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2128798
  • Book
  • 324 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This is the second edition of Cumpsty's excellent self-contained introduction to the aerodynamic and thermodynamic design of modern civil and military jet engines. Through two engine design projects, first for a new large passenger aircraft, and second for a new fighter aircraft, the text introduces, illustrates and explains the important facets of modern engine design. Individual sections cover aircraft requirements and aerodynamics, principles of gas turbines and jet engines, elementary compressible fluid mechanics, bypass ratio selection, scaling and dimensional analysis, turbine and compressor design and characteristics, design optimization, and off-design performance. The book emphasises principles and ideas, with simplification and approximation used where this helps understanding. This edition has been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes a new appendix on noise control and an expanded treatment of combustion emissions. Suitable for student courses in aircraft propulsion, but also an invaluable reference for engineers in the engine and airframe industry.
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Part I. Design of Engines for a New 600-Seat Aircraft: 1. Introduction
2. The aerodynamics of the aircraft
3. The creation of thrust in the engine
4. The gas turbine cycle
5. The principle and layout of jet engines
6. Elementary fluid mechanics of compressible gases
7. The selection of bypass ratio
8. Dynamic scaling and dimensional analysis
9. Turbomachinery: turbines and compressors
10. Overview
Part II. Engine Component Characteristic and Engine Matching: 11. Component characteristics
12. Engine matching off-design
Part III. The Design of the Engines for a New Fighter Aircraft: 13. A new fighter aircraft
14. Lift, drag and the effects of manoeuvring
15. Engines for combat aircraft
16. Design point for a combat aircraft
17. Combat engines off-design
18. Turbomachinery for combat aircraft
Part IV. A Return to the Civil Engine: 19. A return to the civil transport engine
20. Conclusion
Appendix: Jet engine noise control
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Nicholas Cumpsty. University of Cambridge
Nicholas Cumpsty is Professor of Aerothermal Technology at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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