Review of: Rocket Propulsion Elements, Seventh Edition – George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz

Rocket Propulsion Elements, Seventh Edition
George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz

Review by K. Koenig

The seventh edition continues the high standards of this long-running text. The analysis, although a little sparse, is clearly presented. As in the previous editions, there is an abundance of figures and tables. And there is much information on practical design and operation issues. These features make this book suitable for undergraduate and graduate instruction as well as highly useful for practicing engineers.

The book’s twenty chapters form four substantial major groupings. Chapters 1 to 5 provide, in order, introductions to rocket propulsion methods, terminology, fluid mechanics, rocket flight performance and chemistry. The chapter on heat transfer that appeared in the introductory material of previous editions has been removed with some of its material merged into other sections of the book. Chapters 1 and 5 are particularly helpful in teaching rocket propulsion to undergraduates who have had basic thermodynamics and compressible flow.

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Ref:
JPyro, Issue 20, 2004, pp 74-75
(J20_74)


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