Fundamentals of Rocket Propulsion
The book follows a unified approach to present the basic principles of rocket propulsion in concise and lucid form. This textbook comprises of ten chapters ranging from brief introduction and elements of rocket propulsion, aerothermodynamics to solid, liquid and hybrid propellant rocket engines with chapter on electrical propulsion. Worked out examples are also provided at the end of chapter for understanding uncertainty analysis. This book is designed and developed as an introductory text on the fundamental aspects of rocket propulsion for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is also aimed towards practicing engineers in the field of space engineering. This comprehensive guide also provides adequate problems for audience to understand intricate aspects of rocket propulsion enabling them to design and develop rocket engines for peaceful purposes.
Introduction. Aerothermochemistry of Rocket Engine. Elements of Rocket Propulsion. Rocket Nozzle. Spacecraft Flight Performance. Chemical Rocket Propellants. Solid Propellant Rocket Engine. Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine. Hybrid Propellant Rocket Engine. Liquid Propellant Injection System. Non-chemical Rocket Engine.
"The main focus of the book is thermochemical rocket propulsion systems and the introductory chapters include a useful review of key aerothermodynamic principles. Subsequent chapters cover key performance parameters for thermochemical systems and details of nozzle flow as well as a chapter covering spacecraft flight analysis, including atmospheric launch vehicle analysis and basic orbit mechanics relating to propulsion.
Overall this is a very good undergraduate level text book covering basics of thermochemical rocket propulsion elements and introducing key principles of other rocket propulsion systems."
—The Aeronautical Journal November 2018 Issue