COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Aerospace Propulsion
Course Code: 
15AES302
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
5
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Aerospace Propulsion' is a course offered in the fifth semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Momentum Analysis of Thrust Generation – Types of Propulsion Systems and their Components – Performance Measures – Propellers: Performance Coefficients – Review of Thermodynamic Cycles - Ideal Cycle Analysis: Ramjets, Turbojets and Turbofan Engines.

Unit 2

Component Performance – Analysis of Real Engines – Chemistry of Combustion – Heat of Combustion – Reaction Rate – Flames – Stability Considerations – Application to Gas Turbine Combustion – Fuels: Properties, Conventional and Modern Aviation Fuels.

Unit 3

Rocket Vehicle Mechanics – Multistaging – Thermodynamics of Rocket Engine – Rocket Engine Performance – Types of Rocket Engines – Fuels for Solid and Liquid Propellant Rockets – Rocket Cooling.

  • Mattingly.Jack. D, “Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines and Rockets,” AIAA Education Series, 2006.
  • Turner Martin, “Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion,” 3rd edition, Springer, 2009.
  • Mukunda. H. S, “Understanding Combustion,” 2nd edition, Macmillan India Limited, 2007.