Actual size: 8.5 x 5.5-inches
An Introduction to Rocket Missile Propulsion
Technical Training Publication, prepared by the Rocketdyne Training Department
Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation, Inc.
A digitally-restored copy of the official (1958) Rocketdyne rocket science classroom instruction book. This one of the key texts that was used to train rocket engineers and technicians for static testing the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo propulsion systems.
Published “for the diligent and inquisitive reader who has reasonable proficiency in high school algebra. However, it is not necessary that the reader have a background in algebra to come to a useful iunderstanding of rocket propulsion. And although a background in the study of physics also would deepen the meaning of some of the phenomena discussed, this type of background is not required.”
A little jewel of a book, from the time when slide rules, blue lines drawings, and salvaged German V-2s were paving the way into space. An excellent, comprehensive, and detailed text that's ideal for the "learn it yourself" rocket scientist.
Excellent sample problems and review questions are at the end of each chapter. This hard-to-find (and well-illustrated) document thoroughly covers:
Most of the facts and figures are based upon the original German V-2 rocket.
- Rocket fundamentals, including terminology, theory and mathematics of rocket propulsion
- Rocket and missile flight, including velocity and trajectory problems
- Liquid propellants
- Hardware of liquid propellant engines, including both operation and design of components
- Control systems for the operation and optimization of individual components
- Theory and operation of solid propellant rocket motors
- Appendices with symbols, units of measurement, and formulas used in rocketry
ROCKET FUNDAMENTALS (CONTINUED)
Fundamental thrust equation
Gas expansion phenomena
ROCKET MISSILE FLIGHT
Effective exhaust velocity
General thrust equation
Expansion area ratio
LIQUID PROPELLANT FEED SYSTEMS
Pressure feed system
THRUST CHAMBER ASSEMBLY
Pump feed system
ROCKET ENGINE CONTROLS
Thrust chamber configuration
Thrust chamber cooling
SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKETS
Typical automatic control
Properties of standard atmosphere
NAA 50-4.5 rocket sled engine
From Newton’s Second Law to designing rocket engine control systems, this complete and comprehensive handbook was the training manual for thousands of North American Aviation engineers, way back in the 1950s.
Includes all essential rocket science theory
NOTE: These sample illustrations are greatly reduced in size and resolution from the originals
Here's your chance to have an exceptional rocket science textbook at an affordable price. Long out-of-print, this new limited edition of the original Rocketdyne text has been digitally restored and republished by the Rocket Science Institute. 131 pages, including numerous drawings, tables, and charts. Size is 8.5 by 5.5-inches. Printed with a high-resolution laser printer (not photocopied) on high-quality, bright-white, acid-free paper, and quality bound for years of reference use. This document will become a valuable part of your library. $19.95
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