Jet Engines

Klaus Hunecke
For those who wish to broaden their knowledge of jet engine technology and associated subjects. Jet Engines covers turbojet, turboprop and turbofan designs and is applicable to civilian and military usage. Starting with an overview of the main design types and fundamentals, it goes on to look at topics such as air intakes, compressors, and exhaust systems. Throughout the book, examples of the engine-to-aircraft relationship are used to follow the application of certain engine types to operational requirements. Why was the Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7 turbofan selected to power the mighty Lockheed C-141 StarLifter? Why should one airline flying Boeing 747-400s select the Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan and another select General Electric's CF6-80C2? Clearly it is not only aircraft types but also their operational requirements that dictate the answers - and that is why there is such a wide variety of gas turbine engines in production today.
Jet Engines by Klaus Hunecke

About the author

Klaus Hunecke began his working career at the Aerospace Institute of the Berlin Technical University where he carried out research on vortex flow. After receiving his Doctorate and leaving the Aerospace Institute, he joined the Aerodynamics department of the German VFW aircraft factory where he was engaged in combat aircraft high angle-of-attach flow research. He is currently senior aerodynamcist of Airbus Industrie projects.

Press Reviews

"A long-overdue addition to the reviewer's library and a work strongly recommended to even the most casual wanderer in the civil or military aviation field." - AIRWAY reprint 02.05

- Reviewer AIRWAY