UNIT OF STUDY
This UoS teaches the students the techniques used to propel aircraft. The students will learn to analyse various propulsion systems in use - propellers, gas turbines, etc.
The topics covered include:
Propulsion unit requirements for subsonic and supersonic flight; thrust components, efficiencies, additive drag of intakes. Piston engine components and operation. Propeller theory. Operation, components and cycle analysis of gas turbine engines; turbojets; turbofans; turboprops; ramjets. Components: compressor; fan; burner; turbine; nozzle. Efficiency of components; Off-design considerations. Future directions; minimisation of noise and pollution; scram-jets; hybrid engines.
Further unit of study information
Lecture 1 hr/week; Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.
Through semester assessment (55%) and Final Exam (45%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
AMME2200 or (AMME2261 and AMME2262)
Good knowledge of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.