Space Transport and Engineering Methods

The intended function of this wikibook is to aid engineers working on space related projects. Engineers normally want to perform their work efficiently and arrive at an optimal design solution.


To aid in these goals, this wikibook will contain sections on:- Space Engineering Methodologies. Methodologies are the processes engineers can use to perform their work. They include how to define the problem, and develop and optimize the solution. – Space Transportation Methods. A large number of space transportation methods have been proposed, but only a few have actually been used. By providing a comprehensive list, the intent is to help avoid overlooking a method that would be relevant to a particular project. It is also intended to avoid redoing work on a method that has already been done.- Space Development Methods.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Methodologies
  • Propulsive Forces
  • Energy Sources
  • Transport Methods
  • Structural Methods
  • Guns and Accelerators
  • Combustion Engines
  • Thermal Engines
  • Bulk Matter Engines
  • Ion and Plasma Engines
  • High Energy Particle Engines
  • Photon Engines
  • External Interaction Methods
  • Comparisons Among Methods
  • Engineering Methods
  • References

Book Details

Author(s): Wikibooks
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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