Flight Performance and Propulsion - AERO3660

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: MMAN2600 and MMAN2700 and (MMAN1300 or CVEN1300)

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Atmospheric environment. Aircraft performance; speeds, range and endurance. Energy rates of climb. Mission profiles; accelerated and non-accelerated flight; take-off and landing. Introduction to propulsion systems; history, types, basic thrust, efficiency equations, propellers, rotors and fans. Engine intakes.; subsonic, supersonic, scramjets, ramjets, gas turbines, piston engines, design performance. Rockets, noise, pollution. Future propulsion systems.


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