MAE 426 No Pass/D/Fail
Rocket and Air-Breathing Propulsion Technology
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
Homework is assigned weekly and posted on the blackboard webpage every week. Reading assignment is approximately 50 pages per week.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAE 221 and MAE 222.
Teaching notes will be distributed on blackboard at least one day before the class. Homework equals 30% of final grade.
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