# Reference books for GATE of Aerospace Engineering

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GATE is one of the toughest engineering test and an all India Examination that basically tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology and has been known for testing the engineering basics in a smart way and always needs a lot of effort to excel in this exam.

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING is popular among those who wants to pursue their career into air planes , jumbo jets and space shuttles and other similar stuffs and deals with all the technical details and mechanisms of all flying bodies. These engineers are needed in Aircraft manufacturing units , space stations and it helps a person to gain knowledge on complex design and development of high flying machines and also deals with radars , navigation systems and other communication systems. However qualified Technical engineers are needed to maintain and develop the growing fleet of aircraft as each day new air routes are being added to the airline Industry and Aeronautical engineers can find jobs in Aviation industry , Satellite and Space Research organizations , Defence , Automobile and fast moving locomotive Industries and this field has lots of demand and one have to face a lot of challenges and the student must have a strong mathematical base along with creative and analytic mind.

In this article I am going to give you the information about Reference books for GATE of Aerospace Engineering.

SYLLABUS FOR GATE OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

GENERAL APTITUDE(GA)

VERBAL ABILITY : English grammar , verbal analogies , instructions , critical reasoning and verbal deduction , Sentence completion and Word groups.

LINEAR ALGEBRA : The branch that does study of operation and than applying it to find an answer to equations and it include topics-Systems of linear equations , eigen vectors and eigen values and Matrix algebra.

CALCULUS : Mathematical study of change and it include topics- Functions of single variable , continuity , limit and differentiation , mean value theorems , evaluation of improper and definite integrals , total derivatives , partial derivative, Minima and Maxima , gradient , curl and divergence , vector identities , directional derivatives , surface , line and volume integrals.

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS : It deals with rate of change and slope of curves and it include topics- First order non- linear and linear equations , higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients , Euler and Cauchy equations , Laplace transforms , initial and boundary value problems and partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

NUMERICAL METHODS : The study of step by step procedure that uses numerical approximation and it include topics- Numerical solution of non- linear and linear algebraic equations , integration by Simpson and Trapezoidal rule , Multi and single-step methods for differential equations.

FLIGHT MECHANICS – The study of the forces which act on an aircraft in flight and the way the aircrafts react to these forces.

: It is referred to the air , climate or sky and it include topics- standard atmosphere , Properties. Classification of aircraft and Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.

It refers to the constancy of aircraft in the longitudinal that is when the plane is in balanced flight conditions. However it include topics-Angle of attack , sideslip ; pitch , roll and yaw controls ; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability , horizontal tail position and size ; vertical tail position and size , directional stability ;  dihedral stability and wing dihedral , position  and sweep ; stick forces and hinge moments.

DYNAMIC STABILITY : It refers to a small disturbance that changes the external forces and torques in such a manner that would generate a small oscillation in the required direction and it include topics- Euler angles ; Equations of motion ;  aerodynamic moments and forces , control & stability derivatives ; longitudinal modes and lateral-directional modes ; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics.

SPACE DYNAMICS-It deals with dynamical system with focal stability.

Central force motion , determination of orbital and trajectory period in simple cases and elements of rocket motor performance , Orbit transfer , in-plane and out-of-plane

AERODYNAMICS -The way air moves around things.

BASIC FLUID MECHANICS : The branch that studies fluids and forces on them and it also include topics- Incompressible irrotational flow , Kelvin and Helmholtz theorem , Superposition and singularities and boundary layer on a flat plate , viscous flows

AIRFOILS &WINGS : It’s the shape of a wing that helps to move through fluids by producing an aerodymanic force and it include topics-Classification of airfoils , high lift devices , aerodynamic characteristics , Kutta Joukowski theorem ; lift generation ; wing theory ; induced drag ; thin airfoil theory ; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings.

VISCOUS FLOWS : It refers to resistance to shearing flows and it include topics- Flow separation , introduction to turbulence , structure of a turbulent boundary layer and transition.

COMPRESSIBLE FLOWS :It deals with fluids whose density changes greatly in reaction to a change in pressure and it include topics- Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow , normal shock, oblique shock and isotropic flow , Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in diffusers and nozzles , in viscid flow in a c-d nozzle , flow in diffusers and supersonic and subsonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag , critical and drag divergence Mach number , wave drag.

STRESS AND STRAIN :Disfigurement of a solid due to stress and it include topics-Equations of equilibrium , constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship , plane strain and stress , Airy’s stress function , compatibility equations.

FIGHT VEHICLE STRUCTURE : It refers to the design and structure of vehicles. It include topics- Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials , bending and flexural shear , torsion and flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections and failure theories and loads on aircraft , Buckling.

:It deals with finding out the reaction of structure when subjected to some action. It include topics- Free and forced vibration of discrete systems and resonance and Damping and dynamics of continuous systems.

TURBOMACHINERY :  It describes machines that pass energy between the rotor and fluid including turbines and compressors and it also include topics- centrifugal pumps and compressors , Axial compressors and turbines
Aerothermodynamics of non rotating propulsion components : It include topics-Intakes , nozzle and Combustor. Thermodynamics of scram jets and ramjets and elements of rocket propulsion.

REFERENCE BOOKS FOR GATE OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

BOOK NAMES & AUTHOR

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AUTHOR -Erwin Kreiziz

PRICE-Rs 2368

“HIGHER ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS”

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AUTHOR-B S Grewal

PRICE-Rs 404

” STRENGTH OF MATERIALS”

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AUTHOR -Stephen Timoshenko

PRICE-Rs 540

AERODYNAMICS

FUNDAMENTALS OF AERODYNAMICS”

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AUTHOR -John D.Anderson

PRICE-Rs 840

COMPRESSIBLE AERODYNAMICS
” GAS DYNAMICS”

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AUTHOR – E.Rathakrishnan

PRICE-Rs 455

MODERN COMPRESSIBLE FLOW”

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AUTHOR-John D.Anderson

PRICE-Rs 745

FLIGHT MECHANICS”
AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE & DESIGN”

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AUTHOR- John D.Anderson

PRICE-Rs 566

“AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE , STABILITY & CONTROL”

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AUTHOR-Perkins & Hage

PRICE-Rs 788

“PROPULSION”

“MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS OF PROPULSION

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AUTHOR-Hill & Peterson

PRICE-Rs 899

“ELEMENTS OF ROCKET PROPULSION”

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AUTHOR-George P.Sutton

PRICE-Rs 488

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