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Spring 2024
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AAE 33800 - Thermal Sciences
Credit Hours: 3.00. A fundamental course covering a range of topics selected from the disciplines of engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and combustion, with an emphasis on their application to propulsion. This is an entry level course to prepare students for advanced analysis of propulsion and energy systems. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to apply fundamental principles to perform thermodynamic analysis for thermophysical problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer and combustion.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Aero and Astro Engr
Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify types of problems from thermo-fluid systems. 2. Perform heat conduction analysis for steady and unsteady problems. 3. Perform analysis for radiation heat transfer. 4. Develop deeper understanding of the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to various problems. 5. Apply fundamentals of fluid mechanics to various fluid flow problems. 6. Analyze convection heat transfer problems. 7. Conduct analysis of simple combustion systems such as adiabatic or chemical equilibrium. 8. Analyze simple thermo-fluid systems using fundamentals we learn from the class



Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level ME 20000 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level AAE 20000 Minimum Grade of S and Undergraduate level AAE 33400 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently]

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