Last Updated: 8/18/2010

 

MAE 4120 Air Breathing Propulsion Prerequisite Skills List

 

Students entering MAE 4120 are expected to have a fundamental understanding of the following topics:

 

Basic Fluid Mechanics

            Control volumes and conservation equations

                        Mass (continuity)

                        Linear momentum

            Incompressible flow

            Lift & drag

            Compressible flow concepts

            Ideal gases

            Stagnation properties

            Mach number

            Isentropic flow with area change

            Dimensional analysis

 

Thermodynamics

            1st Law for an open system

            Processes

                        Adiabatic

                        Isentropic

                        Non-isentropic

                        T-s diagrams

                        p-v diagrams

            Properties

                        Enthalpy

                        Internal Energy

                        Specific Heats

                        Entropy

            Ideal Gases

            Gas Cycles

                        Otto Cycle

                        Diesel Cycle    

                        Rankine Cycle

                        Brayton Cycle

                        Efficiency

           

Other

Elementary ordinary differential equations

Numerical/I.T. skills

Presentation (graphing) skills with Excel or other package

Solution of single and multiple algebraic equations using Excel or other solver routine

Principles of design

Chemistry

                        Balance Equations