COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Air Breathing Engines
Course Code: 
15AES432
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Air Breathing Engines' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Review of Cycle Analysis of Air-Breathing Engines – Application of Euler’s Turbo Machinery Equation to Axial and Centrifugal Machines: Velocity Diagrams, Stage Parameters, Three Dimensional Flows in Turbo-Machinery – Components of Axial and Centrifugal Turbines – Performance Maps – Compressor Turbine Matching – Surge Control.

Unit 2

Thermal Limits of Blades and Vanes – Blade Cooling, Film Cooling and Regenerative Cooling – Subsonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic Inlets – Inlet Sizing – Inlet Performance – The Combustion Process: Stability, Length Scaling.

Unit 3

Fuels – Types of Combustors – Combustor Performance – Afterburners – Flame Stabilization – Nozzles, Thrust Vectoring – Nozzle Performance.

  • Mattingly. Jack. D, “Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines and Rockets,” AIAA Education Series, 2006.
  • Flack. R. L, “Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications,” Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Hill and Peterson, “Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion,” Dorling Kindersely (India), 2010.