Gives great introduction to the inner working of the modern jet engine
Explains the airflow phenomena for the lay reader
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
The book takes the viewpoint that a reader does not have a background in the engineering of airplane components but is interested in the subject. The description is in terms of easy-to-understand terminology, occasional use of humor, references to everyday experiences, and occasionally to an algebraic relationship when that is unavoidable.
This book would serve a student aspiring to be an engineer to begin grappling with the phenomena involved and the techniques used to analyze these phenomena. The practitioner, as well as the beginner, in the art of flying an airplane is well served with the knowledge exposed here.
The text makes no apology for technical complexity. Its introduction is rigorous and provides a sound footing for further study.
- Jet propulsion
- Jet engine
- Wing aerodynamics
- Inlets and nozzles
- Open Access
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
About the author
Prof. Decher has published numerous technical papers in the subjects of aerodynamics, propulsion, energy conversion and gas dynamics. He has published several books in these fields, Energy Conversion (Oxford UP 1994), Direct Energy Conversion (Oxford UP 1997), Powering the World’s Airliners (Pen & Sword, 2020), 2 books on rail transportation, 1 book history of engine technology: Turbulent Journey (Schiffer 2021), and 1 book as editor on WW II history: Invading Hitler’s Europe (Pen & Sword 2020).
Prof. Decher has been Fulbright Research Professor at University of Karlsruhe Germany (1981-82), Fulbright Research Professor at Technical University of Berlin Germany (1998-99), Visiting Research Professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne Switzerland (1992) and Visiting Professor at MIT, (1991).
Book Title: The Vortex and The Jet
Book Subtitle: A Journey into the Beauty and Mystery of Flight
Authors: Reiner Decher
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-8027-4Published: 26 February 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-8030-4Published: 26 February 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-8028-1Published: 25 February 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XV, 175
Number of Illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour