AAE 53800/ME 53800 – Air Breathing Propulsion
Analysis of operating characteristics of turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft, afterburning, and ramjet propulsion systems. Analysis and design of inlet, diffuser, combustor, compressor, turbine, and nozzle. Component matching and off-design performance. Inlet distortion, nozzle-afterbody, and installation losses. Mission analysis. Professors Hoffman and Lawless
|Prerequisite||ME 438 or A&AE 372, or consent of instructor|
|Textbook||No text required (use notes)|
|Coordinator||P. B. Lawless, Associate Professor of M. E.|
|Course||Sem. 1. Class 3, cr. 3|
|Assessment Methods||Bi-Weekly Homework; 2 Exams, 1 Final|
- Understand principles of operation of turbojet, turbofan, and turboprop engines
- Develop the ability to select a cycle and size an engine for mission requirements
- Develop the ability to perform fundamental component design and analysis
- Develop the ability to perform component matching
- Develop the ability to predict on-and off-design operating points for an engine
Prerequisites by Topic:
- Fluid mechanics
Nature of Design Content:
- Study and selection of engine design point conditions to satisfy mission and performance objectives.
- Preliminary design of compressor and turbine stages to satisfy geometric, flow and aerodynamic constraints.
- Determination of engine off-design performance.
ABET category content as estimated by faculty member who prepared this course description:
- Engineering Science: 2 credits or 67%
- Engineering Design: 1 credit or 33%
P. B. Lawless