FLP500 - Flight Propulsion

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Subject Title
Flight Propulsion

Subject Description
This course describes the major components of aircraft propulsion systems; compressors, combustion chambers and turbines. Operational, design and installation are studied. Emphasis is on air-breathing engines (turbo machines) for civil and military aircraft, both subsonic and supersonic.

The course also covers the aerodynamics, thermodynamics, production and assembly features of the major components of aircraft gas turbine engines. The components and operation of the main engine systems ? the exhaust (fixed and variable), lubrication, fuel and starting systems ? are studied as well.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the historical background of flight propulsion systems.

2. Describe the different types of aircraft gas turbine engines.

3. Write down the basic equations for: thrust/power, specific fuel consumption, and propulsion efficiency.

4. Write down Euler's general equation for energy transfer to or from a rotor.

5. Explain the principles of design, construction and operation of the major components of the power unit of a gas turbine engine.

6. Analyze different types of exhaust systems and their components.

7. Describe and analyze the starting cycles and the starting procedures of the various types of starting systems for turbine engines.

8. Describe the components and operation of a variety of different lubrication systems.

9. Analyze the operation of a gas turbine engine and explain the following; compressor and turbine matching, equilibrium running of the power unit, limitation on off-design regimes for single and multi-spool engines.

10. Explain and compare the performance characteristics (speed and altitude) of various types of turbo machines used in civil and military aviation.

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