{ Aircraft Propulsion }

Aircraft Propulsion

Aircraft Propulsion

  • Course code

    ME 552

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Aircraft Propulsion

    ME 552 Aircraft Propulsion (3-0-0-6)

    Introduction to aircraft propulsive devices – piston-prop, turbojet, turboprop, turbofan, turbo-shaft and ramjet engines; Propfans/Unducted fan engines; Engine thrust and performance parameters, thermal, propulsive and overall efficiencies; Two and three spool configurations; Cycle analysis of ideal and real turbojet, turbofan, turboprop engines; Engine performance with varying speed and altitude; Methods of thrust augmentation; Modern aircraft engines, their architecture and performance parameters; Analysis of ramjet and scramjet engines; Engine components – Intakes, combustors, afterburners, and nozzles; Turbo-machinery aerodynamics; Design and off-design performance; Turbine cooling methods; Component matching; Environmental considerations; Blade design and cascade theory.


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    [2] H. Cohen, G.F.C. Rogers, and H. I. H. Saravanamuttoo, Gas Turbine Theory, Pearson, 2001.

    [3] S. Farokhi, Aircraft Propulsion, Wiley, 2014.

    [4] T. A. Ward, Aerospace Propulsion Systems, Wiley, 2010.

    [5] P. M. Sforza, Theory of Aerospace Propulsion, Elsevier-BH, 2017

    [6] N. A. Cumpsty, Jet Propulsion, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

    [7] J. D. Mattingly, Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion, McGraw Hill Publications, 1996.

    [8] G. C. Oates, Aerothermodynamics of Aircraft Engine Components, AIAA, 1985.

    [9] P. G. Hill and C. R. Peterson, Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, Addison Wesley, 1965.