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AAE 43900 - Rocket Propulsion
Credit Hours: 3.00. Flight mechanics and the propulsion system requirements for terrestrial and interplanetary flight. Converging-diverging nozzle analysis and design. Thermochemistry of propellants and performance calculations. Solid rocket motor interior ballistics and design. Thrust chamber and turbo machinery analysis and design. Liquid rocket engine cycle analysis and design. Elements of nuclear and electric propulsion systems.
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. Determine the thrust and fuel consumption of gas turbine and turbo prop engines. 2. Understand advantages/disadvantages of turbojet, turboprop, turbofan, and ramjet air-breathing propulsion systems. 3. Understand the thermodynamics of the Brayton cycle and how they contribute to overall propulsion system performance. 4. Understand the role and fundamental performance of gas turbine components. 5. Determine the basic performance and/or design of axial turbines and compressors. 6. Determine the basic performance of air-breathing combustors.

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