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Aerospace Propulsion

AAE59000

Fall 2017

Days/Time: MWF / 8:30-9:20 am
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
Obtain a working knowledge of gas turbine and rocket propulsion systems, applications, and components.

Description:
This course provides an overview of gas turbine and rocket propulsion systems and their analysis. It may serve as a prerequisite to AAE538 and AAE539 for students whose major or minor area of concentration is propulsion. Fall 2017 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Overview of propulsion applications; review of mechanics and thermodynamics of fluid flow; 1D isentropic and non-isentropic flow; gas turbine engine cycles and inlets, combustors, and nozzles; the rocket equation; rocket performance parameters and rocket design; liquid rocket engines, solid rocket motors, and their components; rocket nozzle design, combustor heat transfer, and combustion instability.

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate training in compressible flows and thermodynamics.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:
https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/Academics/Courses/aae59000_Aerospace_Propulsion

Web Content:
Syllabus, grades, lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions.

Homework:
Homework will be accepted via Blackboard.

Projects:
A short paper (including some analysis) on a propulsion system of interest to the student is required.

Exams:
Two two-hour midterm exams and a final exam.

Textbooks:
Required: Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion (2nd Edition), Philip Hill, Pearson, 2nd, ISBN:9780201146592

Computer Requirements:
ProEd Minimum computer requirements; None required, students may use Matlab or equivalent to solve some problems

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Tuition & Fees: view

Other Requirements:
Computer accounts, specialized software (on AAE).

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CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

William E. Anderson

Phone
765-496-2658

Email
wanderso@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W. Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

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