Last Updated: 8/18/2010

 

MAE 4120 Air Breathing Propulsion

Condensed Course Outline

Fall 2010

 


Part I.  Cycle Analysis

 

I. Introduction

A. History of Propulsion Devices and Turbomachines

B. Brayton Cycle

C. Classification of Engines

D. Thrust of an Engine

E. Performance Measures

 

II. Cycle Analysis

A. Introduction

B. Components

C. Ideal Cycle Analysis

D. Non-ideal Cycle Analysis

E. Use in Preliminary Design

 

Part II.  Components

 

III. Diffusers

A. Introduction

B. Subsonic

C. Supersonic

D. Performance Maps

 

IV. Nozzles

A. Introduction

B. Non-ideal Equations

C. Converging Nozzle

D. Converging-Diverging Nozzle

E. Effects of Pressure Ratio on Engine Performance

F. Variable Nozzle

G. Performance Maps

H. Thrust Reversers and Vectoring

 

V. Axial Flow Compressors and Fans

A. Introduction

B. Geometry

C. Velocity Polygons and Triangles

D. Single Stage Energy Analysis

E. Performance Maps

F. Limits on Stage Pressure Ratio

G. Variable Stators

H. Twin Spools

I. Stage Performance Considerations

J. Streamline Analysis Introduction

 

VI. Centrifugal Compressors

A. Introduction

B. Geometry

C. Velocity Polygons and Triangles

D. Single Stage Energy Analysis

E. Performance Maps

F. Impeller Design Geometries

G. Diffusers

 

VII. Axial Flow Turbines

A. Introduction

B. Geometry

C. Velocity Polygons or Triangles

D. Single Stage Energy Analysis

E. Performance Maps

F. Thermal Limits

G. Streamline Analysis Introduction

 

VIII. Combustors and Afterburners

A. Introduction

B. Geometries

C. Flame Stability and Ignition

D. Adiabatic Flame Temperature

E. Pressure Losses

F. Performance Maps

G. Fuel Types and Properties

 

IX. Ducts and Mixers

A. Introduction

B. Total Pressure Losses

 

Part III System Matching and Analysis

 

X. Matching & Modeling of Gas Turbine Components

A. Introduction

B. Matching of Components

C. Matching of Engine and Aircraft

D. Use in Second Stage Design