© 1968

Jet, Rocket, Nuclear, Ion and Electric Propulsion

Theory and Design

  • W. H. T. Loh

Part of the Applied Physics and Engineering book series (APPLIED PHYS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Jet Propulsion

  4. Rocket Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Stanley F. Sarner
      Pages 308-331
    3. H. S. Seifert
      Pages 332-355
  5. Nuclear Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. C. C. Ross, H. S. McQueen
      Pages 359-394
    3. John S. Martinez
      Pages 395-424
  6. Electric and Ion Propulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. S. G. Forbes
      Pages 427-462
    3. R. H. Boden
      Pages 463-483
  7. Theory on Combustion, Detonation and Fluid Injection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Andrew F. Charwat
      Pages 487-507
    3. A. K. Oppenheim
      Pages 508-560

About this book


During the last decade, rapid growth of knowledge in the field of jet, rocket, nuclear, ion and electric propulsion has resulted in many advances useful to the student, engineer and scientist. The purpose for offering this course is to make available to them these recent advances in theory and design. Accordingly, this course is organized into seven parts: Part 1 Introduction; Part 2 Jet Propulsion; Part 3 Rocket Propulsion; Part 4 Nuclear Propulsion; Part 5 Electric and Ion Propulsion; Part 6 Theory on Combustion, Detonation and Fluid Injection; Part 7 Advanced Concepts and Mission Applications. It is written in such a way that it may easily be adopted by other universities as a textbook for a one semester senior or graduate course on the subject. In addition to the undersigned who served as the course instructor and wrote Chapter I, 2 and 3, guest lecturers included: DR. G. L. DUGGER who wrote Chapter 4 "Ram-jets and Air-Aug­ mented Rockets," DR. GEORGE P. SUTTON who wrote Chapter 5 "Rockets and Cooling Methods," DR . . MARTIN SUMMERFIELD who wrote Chapter 6 "Solid Propellant Rockets," DR. HOWARD S. SEIFERT who wrote Chapter 7 "Hybrid Rockets," DR. CHANDLER C. Ross who wrote Chapter 8 "Advanced Nuclear Rocket Design," MR. GEORGE H. McLAFFERTY who wrote Chapter 9 "Gaseous Nuclear Rockets," DR. S. G. FORBES who wrote Chapter 10 "Electric and Ion Propul­ sion," DR. R. H. BODEN who wrote Chapter 11 "Ion Propulsion," DR.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.North American Rockwell CorporationDowneyUSA

Editors and affiliations

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  1. 1.North American Rockwell CorporationDowneyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Jet, Rocket, Nuclear, Ion and Electric Propulsion
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Design
  • Authors W.H.T. Loh
  • Editors W.H.T. Loh
  • Series Title Applied Physics and Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-04053-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46111-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46109-5
  • Series ISSN 0066-5509
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 766
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
    Physics, general
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