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Aerospace Jet Propulsion Books

  1. Feb 6, 2005 #1
    Does anyone know of some decent books for Gas Turbines/ Jet Propulsion?

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  3. Feb 6, 2005 #2


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    These should help get you started.

    AIAA Electronic articles on Gas Turbines - http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=406 [Broken]

    http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=360&id=279 [Broken]
    by Gordon C. Oates, 3rd Edition (a classic text, update 1997) - I have 2nd Ed. 1984.

    http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=360&id=245 [Broken]
    Gordon C. Oates (Editor), 1985

    http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=362&id=257 [Broken]
    Gordon C. Oates (Editor), 1989

    Also, any aerospace engineers or students - I highly recommend joining American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    For those interested in 'air breathing' jet engines - check out http://www.aiaa.org/tc/abp/index.html [Broken]

    Check out other AIAA technical committees at - http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=192 [Broken]
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  4. Feb 7, 2005 #3


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    I guess it depends on what level of detail you're looking for. A couple of books are:

    Jet Propulsion by Nicholas Cumpsty (for a general overview/introduction that gives some pretty decent information).

    Aircraft Gas Turbine Powerplants by Charles Otis. ISBN 0-89100-255-3. This is a great nuts and bolts book for a really good price. It has good system schematics and is written in an intermediate level. Not a whole lot of theory.

    Gas Turbine Theory by Cohen, Rogers & Saravanmuttoo. ISBN 0-582-23632-0. Like the title implies, it is the bread and butter theory of component and performance engineering. A pretty in depth book. I love this book.

    Hope this helps.
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