AE1351 Propulsion - II Syllabus

AE1351 PROPULSION – II 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
To study in detail about gas turbines, ramjet, fundamentals of rocket propulsion and chemical rockets


1. AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINES 12
Impulse and reaction blading of gas turbines – Velocity triangles and power output – Elementary theory – Vortex theory – Choice of blade profile, pitch and chord – Estimation of stage performance – Limiting factors in gas turbine design- Overall turbine performance – Methods of blade
cooling – Matching of turbine and compressor – Numerical problems.

2. RAMJET PROPULSION: 10
Operating principle – Sub critical, critical and supercritical operation – Combustion in ramjet engine – Ramjet performance – Sample ramjet design calculations – Introduction to scramjet – Preliminary concepts in supersonic combustion – Integral ram- rocket- Numerical problems.


3. FUNDAMENTALS OF ROCKET PROPULSION 8
Operating principle – Specific impulse of a rocket – internal ballistics- Rocket nozzle classification – Rocket performance considerations – Numerical Problems.

4. CHEMICAL ROCKETS 10
Solid propellant rockets – Selection criteria of solid propellants – Important hardware components of solid rockets – Propellant grain design considerations – Liquid propellant rockets – Selection of liquid propellants – Thrust control in liquid rockets – Cooling in liquid rockets – Limitations of hybrid rockets – Relative advantages of liquid rockets over solid rockets- Numerical Problems.

5. ADVANTAGES OF PROPULSION TECHNIQUES 5
Electric rocket propulsion – Ion propulsion techniques – Nuclear rocket – Types – Solar sail- Preliminary Concepts in nozzleless propulsion.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. Sutton, G.P., “Rocket Propulsion Elements”, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 5th Edn., 1993.
2. Hill, P.G. & Peterson, C.R. “Mechanics & Thermodynamics of Propulsion” Addison – Wesley Longman INC, 1999.

REFERENCES
1. Cohen, H., Rogers, G.F.C. and Saravanamuttoo, H.I.H., “Gas Turbine Theory”, Longman Co., ELBS Ed., 1989.
2. Gorden, C.V., “Aero thermodynamics of Gas Turbine and Rocket Propulsion”, AIAA Education Series, New York, 1989.
3. Mathur, M., and Sharma, R.P., “Gas Turbines and Jet and Rocket Propulsion”, Standard Publishers, New Delhi, 1988.
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