COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Aerospace Propulsion
Course Code: 
19AEE302
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
5
Type: 
Subject Core
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

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

Objectives

  • Provide introduction to the functioning of aircraft engines and their performance characterization. Explain the components of aircraft engines and enable students to the carry out thermodynamic analysis of the engine cycles. Provide an introduction to rocket propulsion.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Apply momentum conservation laws to the process of propulsive thrust production in various system.
  • CO2: Analyse propulsion cycle using thermodynamics.
  • CO3: Study combustion and combustor functioning
  • CO4: Comprehend the fundamentals of rocket propulsion.

CO – PO Mapping

PO/PSO/
CO
PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2 PSO3
CO1                         1  
CO2 1 2 2 1                 1 2 2
CO3 2           2             2  
CO4 1                           2

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 Review of Combustion chemistry – Heat of Combustion – Reaction Rate – Flames – Stability Considerations – Application to Gas Turbine Combustion – Fuels:. Introduction to 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.

Textbook(s)

  • Mattingly.Jack.D, “Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines and Rockets,” AIAA Education Series, 2006.

Reference(s)

  • Turner.Martin, “Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion,” 3rd edition, Springer, 2009.
  • Mukunda.H.S, “Understanding Combustion,” 2nd edition, Macmillan India Limited, 2007.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15 -
Periodical 2 (P2) 15 -
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20 -
End Semester - 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.