Back close

Course Detail

Course Name Air Breathing Engines
Course Code 15AES432
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  1. 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.

DISCLAIMER: The appearance of external links on this web site does not constitute endorsement by the School of Biotechnology/Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this web site.

Admissions Apply Now