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Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines

2nd Edition

By Ahmed F. El-Sayed

CRC Press

1,448 pages | 665 B/W Illus.

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Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines, Second Edition builds upon the success of the book’s first edition, with the addition of three major topic areas: Piston Engines with integrated propeller coverage; Pump Technologies; and Rocket Propulsion. The rocket propulsion section extends the text’s coverage so that both Aerospace and Aeronautical topics can be studied and compared. Numerous updates have been made to reflect the latest advances in turbine engines, fuels, and combustion. The text is now divided into three parts, the first two devoted to air breathing engines, and the third covering non-air breathing or rocket engines.


"This book is one of the best on the market covering the topic of aircraft propulsion. There is no question that Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbines, 2nd Edition deserves your attention should you consider employment in gas turbines industry or are developing an academic course for your university. It is a resource that should be on everyone’s shelf."

Kenneth W. Van Treuren, Baylor University, Texas, USA

"This book is truly a broad scope text on aerospace propulsion covering the whole spectrum of technologies from gas turbine engines, to propellers and space propulsion technologies. The book at its heart is a comprehensive text on aircraft gas turbine engines, hence the title. However, the author has updated the first edition of this text to include more contemporary topics such as a discussion on biofuel economic viability and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) propulsion technologies as well as extending the scope to cover rocket and space propulsion technologies.

Overall this is a good comprehensive textbook for Aerospace Propulsion and for instructors looking for a catch all text this is certainly an excellent option and it would serve well on any undergraduate aerospace engineering course as a good introduction to most aerospace propulsion technologies. The more comprehensive gas turbine sections would cover more senior undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses."

The Aeronautical Journal, May 2018 Issue

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Aero Engines and Gas Turbines. History and Classifications of Aero Engines. Performance Parameters of Jet Engines. Pulsejet and Ramjet Engines. Turbojet Engine. Turbofan Engines. Shaft Engines: Internal Combustion, Turboprop, Turboshaft, and Propfan Engines. High-Speed Supersonic and Hypersonic Engines. Industrial Gas Turbines. Part 2: Power Plant Installation and Intakes. Combustion Systems. Exhaust System. Centrifugal Compressors. Axial-Flow Compressors and Fans. Axial Turbines. Radial Inflow Turbines. Module Matching. Selected Topics. Part 3: Introduction to Rocketry. Rocket Engines. Appendices.

About the Author

Prof. Ahmed F. El-Sayed was a Senior Engineer for the Egyptian Airline EGYPTAIR for 10 years, working in maintenance, technical inspection, and R&D departments as well as the engine overhaul shop. He has worked as a researcher in corporate projects with Westinghouse (USA) and Rolls Royce (UK), and taught propulsion and turbomachinery courses in several universities in Egypt, the USA, and Libya.

Prof. El-Sayed has lectured in the field of design and performance of aircraft engines in several universities in the USA, Russia, Belgium, UK, Austria, China, Syria, and Japan, including NASA Glenn, MIT, the US Air Force Academy and von Karman Institute. He is the author of eight books, and more than eighty technical papers handling aircraft propulsion, performance, design aspects and FOD of intakes, fans and compressors, cooling of axial turbines of aircraft engines.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics