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Evolution of Energy in Jet and Rocket Propulsion

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 March 1946



THE task of any recoil engine consists in transforming the chemical energy of fuel into the kinetic energy of gases leaving the nozzle. This article gives a brief survey of problems connected with transformations which the energy undergoes on the way from the fuel containers to the end of the nozzle. I have simplified as far as possible the problem, examining only the conditions in a rocket engine, without a gas turbine. Even in these simplified schemes the phenomena inside the combustion chamber and the nozzle are rather complicated and require careful examination.


Bielkowicz, P. (1946), "Evolution of Energy in Jet and Rocket Propulsion", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 90-92.




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