Aerospace Propulsion

AAE59000

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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