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Rocket Propulsion Elements 8th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470080245
ISBN-10: 0470080248
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About the Author

George P. Sutton is a consultant for the aerospace industry. He formerly served as executive director of engineering at Rocketdyne (Rocketdyne Division of The Boeing Company, now Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne) and as a laboratory associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Oscar Biblarz is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470080248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470080245
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Julie Seymour on August 16, 2011
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The eighth edition of the book is a mess. It has so many errors in the example problems, that it is almost impossible to follow the book and learn from it. It also has errors in the Instructor's Solutions Manual, and many of the examples pull numbers out of the clear blue sky that are not explained. The examples are incomplete, not showing all calculations and how conclusions were arrived at, and the book consistently uses formulas and concepts that are not explained. This book is an enormous disappointment. I took a class using this as a textbook with the highest of hopes. I wanted to learn the calculations that go into selection of a rocket propulsion system. What I've learned is that this book was very poorly edited and fact-checked, and that it has given me great frustration. I've learned something, don't get me wrong, but only reading material: the problems are just wrong, wrong, wrong.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Luis Hevia Casanova on January 21, 2011
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Well, I am not going to say almost the same many people said in previous reviews, because most of them are correct. Essencially, and commonly accepted, this is a very good book in the topic.

Besides the previous, I spent nearly 3 months to read the whole book in my partially "in itinere" spare time. From that reading, I came to some approaches that I enlight few lines now:

a) This book covers almost all involved technology when designing a rocket propulsion system. Nevertheless, there are few things that are not as clear as it should be for novices in such a topic, especially basis on rockets paths, or another way to say, basis on why motors are designed as they are. It has nosense to tell deeply how a rocket engine is working if you dont know what duty has this propulsion system to accomplish. In this great book, many design parameters are involved as input data to design a rocket system, but little or no information about such needs is available. For example, rocket's path to orbit, and chosen orbit's type. This path defines rocket's setup. For a clear and comprehensive approach to this topic, and in order to understand the parameters involved, I highly recommend another more theorical book, which explains in a marvellous way this: Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering. The selected book is not as hard engineered book as the one I am reviewing now, but it explains in a very easy way what a rocket system must do, and why.

b) After reading the whole book, there are some missed systems (and important ones) that are not fully covered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rocket Prop Student on January 11, 2013
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The book is not clear in many areas. Just chapter 2 has the basics of propulsion formulas but the descriptions, definitions, and variable names in the formula are worthless for solving the problems. When you try to follow the examples it works OK, but the discussion areas are very limited. There are no deep discussion areas to refer to when you try to solve the problems. The values given and the items to be found are not consistent with the book descriptions. You do not know what is really being asked for or what formula or approach to use to solve them. I haven't learned much of anything from the book. Unfortunately there are few other detailed books for rocket propulsion, so I guess I'm stuck. Does anyone know where to get the solutions manual?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe on January 13, 2014
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I had to use this textbook for my Rocket Propulsion class. The only reason that this book has such a low rating is because of the end-of-chapter questions. The questions did not follow the chapter text. It was very difficult to understand. There has to be a better text out there!
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By Chesluk on August 1, 2010
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This is a great book for those interested in rocket propulsion; engineers, student and peers. In detail it begins with an overall view of propulsion systems (including electrical) to then in different chapters treat subjects such as, stability, liquid propellants, solid propellants, turbomachinery, construction challenges (with solutions) and injectors etc. In addition, it contains questions and worked problems. I also own the seventh edition released in 2000.

Although ridden with mathematical formulas and diagrams, it's an easy-to-read book if you are a undergraduate student in engineering/science. Beacuse of this a certain amount of knowledge in most scientific fields are required (chemistry, mechanical engieering, math and physics) otherwise the marvels explained can't be fully appreciated.

This review is about the eight edition.
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By Snotter on February 8, 2014
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and yes, it is Rocket Science. I got this as I am fascinated with rockets.I'm not able to understand some of the physics or chemistry i here but it's obviously a tremendous resource in understanding such things. I follow under the interested enthusiast category, and got this used on Amazon.

This has long been the gold standard for all aspects of solid rockets.
I have been fascinated since I was a child watching the moon landings, but this goes way beyond the picture books of Saturn 5 rockets. The book explains, testing, performance, components, chemistry and varietys of rockets as no others do.
A must have for the advanced hobbyist/enthusiast (me) or industry expert (not me).
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