Book Description
Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen), is celebrated as the leader of the research that produced China's first ballistic missiles, its first satellite, and the Silkworm antiship missile.
This volume collects the scientific works of Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen) and his coauthors, which published between 1938—1956 when he was studying and working in the United States as a graduate student, scientist and professor, when aeronautic exploration stepped up from low speed to high speed regimes and astronautic technology entered its infant stage.
 The author is one of the most significant Chinese scientists in the past 70 years.
 Focuses on a series of key problems in aerodynamics, stability of shells, rocket ballistics and engine analyses.
 Collects Tsien's work as author and coauthor from his time working in the US.
Table of Contents
 Cover image
 Title page
 Table of Contents
 Copyright
 About This Book
 HsueShen Tsiens Biography
 Boundary Layer in Compressible Fluids
 Supersonic Flow over an Inclined Body of Revolution

Problems in Motion of Compressible Fluids and Reaction Propulsion
 PART (I). Boundary Layer in Compressible Fluids
 PART (II). Supersonic Flow over an Inclined Body of Revolution
 PART (III). Application of Tschapligin’s Transformation to Two Dimensional Subsonic Flow
 PART (IV). Flight Analysis of a Sounding Rocket with Special Reference to Propulsion by Successive Impulses
 Flight Analysis of a Sounding Rocket with Special Reference to Propulsion by Successive Impulses
 TwoDimensional Subsonic Flow of Compressible Fluids
 The Buckling of Spherical Shells by External Pressure*
 The Influence of Curvature on the Buckling Characteristics of Structures
 A Method for Predicting the Compressibility Burble

The Buckling of Thin Cylindrical Shells under Axial Compression
 Stresses in the Median Surface and the expression for the Total Energy of the System
 Calculation of the Total Energy
 Relation Between the compression Stress and the Amplitude of Waves
 The Relation Between the Compression Stress and the Shortening of the Shell in the Axial Direction
 The Effect of the Elastic Characteristic of the testing Machine on the Buckling Phenomenon
 Conclusions
 References

Buckling of a Column with NonLinear Lateral Supports
 Introduction
 General Theory for Straight Columns
 Case of Two Equally Spaced Supports
 Case of a Single Lateral Support, Effect of Initial Deflection
 Case of a Single Lateral Support, Effect of Elasticity of the Testing Machine
 Stability of the Equilibrium Positions Under Infinitesimal Disturbances
 Conclusions
 References
 A Theory for the Buckling of Thin Shells
 Heat Conduction across a Partially Insulated Wall
 On the Design of the Contraction Cone for a Wind Tunnel
 Symmetrical Joukowsky Airfoils in Shear Flow

The “Limiting Line” in Mixed Subsonic and Supersonic Flow of Compressible Fluids
 Criterion for the Breakdown of Isentropic Irrotational Flow
 Axially Symmetric Flow
 The Limiting Line
 Limiting Hodograph and the Streamlines
 Envelope of Characteristics in Hodograph Plane and Lines of Constant Velocity in Physical Plane
 The Lost Solution
 Continuation of Solution Beyond The Limiting Line
 General ThreeDimensional Flow
 References
 Loss in Compressor or Turbine due to Twisted Blades
 LiftingLine Theory for a Wing in Nonuniform Flow*
 Atomic Energy

TwoDimensional Irrotational Mixed Subsonic and Supersonic Flow of a Compressible Fluid and the Upper Critical Mach Number
 Introduction
 Notations
 Part I. Differential Equations of Compressible Flow and Properties of Their Particular Solutions
 2. Transformation of the Differential Equations
 3. The Particular Solutions of the Differential Equations
 4. The Properties of the Hypergeometric Functions of Large Order
 Part II. Construction of the Solutions for Compressible Flow Around a Body
 6. The Functions for Incompressible Flow
 7. Conformal Mapping of Incompressible Flow on the Hodograph Plan
 8. Construction of a Solution about the Origin
 9. Analytic Continuation of the Solution Branch Point or Order 1
 10. Continuation Logarithmic Singularity
 11. Transition to Physical Plane
 Part III. Improvement of the Convergence of Solution by the Asymptotic Properties of Hypergeometric Functions
 13. Asymptotic Solutions of the Hypergeometric Equations
 14. The Asymptotic Representation of F(av, bv; cv; τ) and F(av + β, bv + β; cv; τ)
 15. Transformation of the Function W(w; τ) Branch Point of Order 1
 16. Continuation: Lo garithmic Singularity
 17. The Coordinate Functions x (q, θ) and y (q, θ)
 Part IV. Criteria for the Upper Critical Mach Number
 19. The Condition for the Limiting Line
 20. The Approximate Determination of the Upper Critical Mach Number
 Part V. Application — Elliptic Cylinders
 22. The Functions z0(w), W0 (w) and Λ0 (w)
 23. Expansions of W0 (w) and Λ0 (w)
 24. The Stream Function ψ(q, θ)
 25. The Coordinate Functions x(q, θ) and y(q, θ)
 Conclusions
 References
 Appendix A Proof of Theorem (52)
 Appendix B Proof of Theorem (88)
 Appendix C Proof of Theorem (98)
 Tables of the Hypergeometric Functions

Superaerodynamics, Mechanics of Rarefied Gases
 Introduction
 Mean Free Path and Realms of Fluid Mechanics
 Stresses and Boundary Conditions in Slip Flow
 Boundary Conditions for Slip Flows of Small Mach Number
 Slip Flows at Small Mach Numbers
 Free Molecule Flows at Small Mach Numbers
 Free Molecule Flow at Large Mach Numbers
 Free Molecule Flow Over an Inclined Plate
 References
 Propagation of Plane Sound Waves in Rarefied Gases
 Similarity Laws of Hypersonic Flows

OneDimensional Flows of a Gas Characterized by van der Waals Equation of State*
 Introduction
 Isentropic Expansion of a van der Waal Gas
 Expansion in a Nozzle
 Shock Wave in Supersonic Flow
 Parameters for Constants a and b
 Properties of Air
 Tabulation of Functions for Air
 Application of Results to a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
 References
 Corrections on the Paper “OneDimensional Flows of a Gas Characterized by van der Waals Equation of State”
 Flow Conditions near the Intersection of a Shock Wave with Solid Boundary
 Lower Buckling Load in the NonLinear Buckling Theory for Thin Shells

Rockets and Other Thermal Jets Using Nuclear Energy: With a General Discussion on the Use of Porous Pile Materials
 1. Simple Theory of Space Rockets
 2. Relativistic Theory of Space Rockets
 3. Idealized Optimum Design using Nuclear Energy
 4. Nuclear Energy Rocket
 5. Specific Examples of Nuclear Energy Rocket
 6. Possibilities of Reducing the Critical Size
 7. Application of Nuclear Fuel to other Thermal Jets
 8. Advantages of Using Porous Pile Material
 References

Engineering and Engineering Sciences*
 Introduction
 Contributions of an Engineering Scientist to Engineering Development
 The Feasibility of a Proposal—Long Range Rockets
 Rocket Propellants
 Best Method of Attack— Manufacture of Fissionable Material
 Reason and Remedy for a Failure — the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
 Unification—Basic Research in Engineering Science
 Training of an Engineering Scientist
 Concluding Remarks
 References
 On TwoDimensional Nonsteady Motion of a Slender Body in a Compressible Fluid
 WindTunnel Testing Problems in Superaerodynamics
 Airfoils in Slightly Supersonic Flow
 Interaction between Parallel Streams of Subsonic and Supersonic Velocities*
 Research in Rocket and Jet Propulsion*
 A Generalization of Alfrey’s Theorem for Viscoelastic Media
 Instruction and Research at the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
 Influence of Flame Front on the Flow Field
 Optimum Thrust Programming for a Sounding Rocket

The Emission of Radiation from Diatomic Gases. III. Numerical Emissivity Calculations for Carbon Monoxide for Low Optical Densities at 300K and Atmospheric Pressure ①
 I. Introduction
 II. Summary of Theoretical Relations
 III. Representative Emissivity Calculations for CO at 300K
 IV. Limits of Validity of the Treatment for Nonoverlapping Rotational Lines for CO17
 V. Approximate Emissivity Calculations for Diatomic Molecules with Nonoverlapping Rotational Lines
 VA Emissivity Calculations for CO at 300K for Nonoverlapping Rotational Lines, Assuming Equal Spacing and Intensity of Lines
 VB Emissivity Calculations for CO at 300K for Nonoverlapping Rotational Lines Using Asymptotic Expressions for the Modified Bessel Functions
 Appendix
 References
 The Transfer Functions of Rocket Nozzles

A Similarity Law for Stressing Rapidly Heated ThinWalled Cylinders①
 Stresses and Strains of a ThinWalled Cylinder
 Nondimensional Quantities and Equations of Equilibrium
 Infinite Cylinder Under Uniform Internal Pressure
 Linearized Theory for General Secondary Loading
 Similarity Law for General Loading
 Example of Dimensioning the Equivalent Cold Cylinder
 Junction Stress Between Cylinder and Head
 Ring Stiffener Around Cylinder
 References
 On the Determination of Rotational Line HalfWidths of Diatomic Molecules*
 Automatic Navigation of a Long Range Rocket Vehicle
 A Method for Comparing the Performance of Power Plants for Vertical Flight
 ServoStabilization of Combustion in Rocket Motors
 Physical Mechanics, A New Field in Engineering Science
 The Properties of Pure Liquids
 Similarity Laws for Stressing Heated Wings
 TakeOff from Satellite Orbit
 Analysis of PeakHolding Optimalizing Control
 The PoincaréLighthillKuo Method
 Thermodynamic Properties of Gas at High Temperatures and Pressures
 Thermonuclear Power Plants
 Index
Product Information
 Title: Collected Works of H. S. Tsien (19381956)
 Author(s):
 Release date: December 2012
 Publisher(s): Academic Press
 ISBN: 9780123982773