Re-entry and Planetary Entry Physics and Technology

I / Dynamics, Physics, Radiation, Heat Transfer and Ablation

  • W. H. T. Loh
  • W. H. T. Loh

Part of the Applied Physics and Engineering book series (APPLIED PHYS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Entry Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Physics and Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. W. H. T. Loh
      Pages 19-178
    3. W. H. T. Loh
      Pages 179-274
    4. W. H. T. Loh
      Pages 275-342
    5. F. K. Moore
      Pages 343-371
    6. S. I. Pai
      Pages 372-412
  4. Entry Ablation and Heat Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Sinclaire M. Scala
      Pages 436-487

About this book


During the last decade, a rapid growth of knowledge in the field of re-entry and planetary entry has resulted in many significant advances useful to the student, engineer and scientist. The purpose of offering this course is to make available to them these recent significant advances in physics and technology. Accordingly, this course is organized into five parts: Part 1, Entry Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Physics and Radiation; Part 2, Entry Abla­ tion and Heat Transfer; Part 3, Entry Experimentation; Part 4, Entry Concepts and Technology; and Part 5, Advanced Entry Programs. It is written in such a way so that it may easily be adopted by other universities as a textbook for a two semesters senior or graduate course on the sub­ ject. In addition to the undersigned who served as the course instructor and wrote Chapters, 1, 2, 3 and 4, guest lecturers included: Prof. FRANKLIN K. MOORE who wrote Chapter 5 "Entry Radiative Transfer," Prof. SHIH-I PAl who wrote Chapter 6 "Entry Radiation-Magnetogasdy­ namics," Dr. CARL GAZLEY, Jr. who wrote Chapter 7 "Entry Deaccelera­ tion and Mass Change of an Ablating Body," Dr. SINCLAIRE M. SCALA who wrote Chapter 8 "Entry Heat Transfer and Material Response," Mr.


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Authors and affiliations

  • W. H. T. Loh
    • 1
  1. 1.North American Rockwell CorporationDowneyUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • W. H. T. Loh
    • 1
  1. 1.North American Rockwell CorporationDowneyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48929-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48927-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-5509
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