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Reference Books for GATE Aerospace 2017

After getting lot of students & teachers' feedback in last 2 years, the following books are found to be most suitable for GATE Aerospace preparation. We've tried to give at least 2 choices for each subject. The books are arranged in order of preference, the first being most preferred & recommended than the next.

AERODYNAMICS

  1. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics - John D. Anderson, Jr.
  2. Aerodynamics for Engineering Students - E.L. Houghton, P.W. Carpenter
OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS:
  • Gas Dynamics - E. Rathakrishnan
  • Modern Compressible flow - John D. Anderson, Jr.

FLIGHT MECHANICS (Performance, Stability & Control)

  1. Introduction to Flight - John D. Anderson, Jr.
OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS:
  • Aircraft Performance & Design - John D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Airplane Performance, Stability and Control - Perkins & Hage

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

  1. Advanced Engineering Mathematics - Erwin Kreyszig
    Advanced Engineering Mathematics - RK Jain, SRK Iyengar
  2. Advanced Engineering Mathematics - HK Dass

PROPULSION

  1. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion - Hill & Peterson
  2. Gas Turbines  - V Ganesan
OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS:
  • Elements of Rocket Propulsion - George P. Sutton
  • Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion - Jack D Mattingly

STRUCTURES

  1. A Textbook of Strength of Materials - RK Bansal
OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS:
  • Aircraft Structures for engineering students - THG Megson
  • Strength of Materials - Stephen Timoshenko

These books are available at all Local Book Stores. If you are familiar with online shopping, you can buy them at nearly all online stores also. The full set of new books (the first one in each category) will cost you around Rs. 3000. Direct Links are given here for your ease

AERODYNAMICS

  1. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics - John D. Anderson, Jr.
  2. Aerodynamics for Engineering Students - E.L. Houghton, P.W. Carpenter

FLIGHT MECHANICS

  1. Introduction to Flight - John D. Anderson, Jr.

ENGG. MATHEMATICS

  1. Advanced Engineering Mathematics - Erwin Kreyszig
  2. Advanced Engineering Mathematics - RK Jain, SRK Iyengar

PROPULSION

  1. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion - Hill & Peterson
  2. Gas Turbines  - V Ganesan

STRUCTURES

  1. A Textbook of Strength of Materials - RK Bansal


Free Notes

If you are short on money, you can refer to free notes developed by consortium of 7 IITs & IISc at National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) website:

NPTEL - e-Learning courses from IITs & IISc

You can also visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s MIT OpenCourseWare for some excellent Lecture Notes

MIT OpenCourseWare - Aeronautics & Astronautics