In this book the information on the theory, characteristics, construction, and design of subsonic and supersonic ramjet engines is based on domestic and foreign materials which have been published in the form of books and magazine articles. The theory of the basic elements of the engine - diffusers, combustion chambers, and jet nozzles -- is considered, as well as the operation of the entire engine. Molecular and even atomic fuels are regarded as sources of energy. This book is intended for engineers who are specialists in aircraft engine construction, and for students in higher educational aviation institutions who are familiar with the fundamentals of thermodynamics and gas dynamics.
Trans. of mono. Pryamotochnye Vozdushno-Reaktivnye Dvigateli, Moscow, 1958, 393p.