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
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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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