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Part I. Design of Engines for a New 600-Seat Aircraft: 1. Introduction; 2. The aerodynamics of the aircraft; 3. The creation of thrust in the engine; 4. The gas turbine cycle; 5. The principle and layout of jet engines; 6. Elementary fluid mechanics of compressible gases; 7. The selection of bypass ratio; 8. Dynamic scaling and dimensional analysis; 9. Turbomachinery: turbines and compressors; 10. Overview; Part II. Engine Component Characteristic and Engine Matching: 11. Component characteristics; 12. Engine matching off-design; Part III. The Design of the Engines for a New Fighter Aircraft: 13. A new fighter aircraft; 14. Lift, drag and the effects of manoeuvring; 15. Engines for combat aircraft; 16. Design point for a combat aircraft; 17. Combat engines off-design; 18. Turbomachinery for combat aircraft; Part IV. A Return to the Civil Engine: 19. A return to the civil transport engine; 20. Conclusion; Appendix: Jet engine noise control; Bibliography; Index.

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Updated and revised edition of Cumpsty's excellent introduction to jet engines now includes noise control and emissions.

About the Author

Nicholas Cumpsty is Professor of Aerothermal Technology at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


'I found the book eminently readable, will find it very helpful and will advocate it to students ... and colleagues. One can think of many other engineering topics that would benefit from books having the lucid style and up-to-the-minute credibility of this well-priced one.' Ray Whitford, Institute of Mechanical Engineering 'As an introductory guide to design, and an indication of why modern engines are 'how they are', this book deserves to be used wherever aircraft propulsion is taught. Like a good jet engine, it has the potential for future development and updating in new versions and should enjoy a long and useful life.' Frank Armstrong, The Aeronautical Journal

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