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Spring 2012-2013
MAE 426   No Pass/D/Fail

Rocket and Air-Breathing Propulsion Technology

Yiguang Ju

The study of principles, flight envelopes, and engine designs of rocket and ram/scramjet propulsion systems. Topics include jet propulsion theory, space mission maneuver, combustion control, and system components of chemical and non-chemical rockets (nuclear and electrical propulsion), gas turbine, ramjet, and scramjet engines. Characteristics, optimal flight envelopes, and technical challenges of combined propulsion systems will be analyzed.

Sample reading list:
Phillip Hill and Carl Peterson, Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion
George Sutton, Rocket Propulsion Elements

Reading/Writing assignments:
Homework is assigned weekly and posted on the blackboard webpage every week. Reading assignment is approximately 50 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAE 221 and MAE 222.

Other information:
Teaching notes will be distributed on blackboard at least one day before the class. Homework equals 30% of final grade.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42057 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W F   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J201   Enrolled:6 Limit:35