Aircraft propulsion systems.

lmeca2550  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Aircraft propulsion systems.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Chatelain Philippe ; Marichal Yves (compensates Chatelain Philippe) ;
Language
English
Main themes
1. Fundamentals of air-breathing propulsion
          1.1) Dynamical and energetic aspects
          1.2) Concepts and domains of use
2. Analysis of propulsion systems
          2.1) The airscrew
          2.2) The jet engine
          2.3) The Ramjet and Scramjet engines
          2.4) Inlets and nozzles
          2.5) Technological aspects
3. Advanced concepts and future trends
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1

In consideration of the reference table AA of the program " Master's degree civil engineer mechanics ", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:

  • AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3
  • AA2.1, AA2.2, AA2.3
  • AA3.1, AA3.2
  • AA5.4, AA5.5, AA5.6
  • AA6.3, AA6.4

Aims to provide an analytical description of systems used in aircraft propulsion, to model their behaviour and to introduce students to performance evaluation and component dimensioning.

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
1. Fundamentals of air-breathing propulsion
          1.1) Dynamical and energetic aspects
          1.2) Concepts and domains of use
2. Analysis of propulsion systems
          2.1) The airscrew
          2.2) The jet engine
          2.3) The Ramjet and Scramjet engines
          2.4) Inlets and nozzles
          2.5) Technological aspects
3. Advanced concepts and future trends
Teaching methods
Course notes are being prepared and will be made available in electronic format during the term.
Lecture slides will also be available
Evaluation methods
Written exam in 2 parts:
  • theoretical questions
  • exercises
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Electro-mechanical Engineering
5

Master [120] in Mechanical Engineering
5