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Fundamentals of Aerospace Propulsion. Instructor: Dr. D. P. Mishra, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

Basic principles of propulsion, Historical background, Conservation equations, Review of basic thermodynamics, Review of compressible flow; Quasi one dimensional flow, Normal shock, Oblique shock, Rayleigh flow, Fanno flow, Air intake, Nozzle flow, Boundary layer flow.
Elements of combustion: Introduction to combustion; thermochemistry, Adiabatic temperature, Premixed flame and diffusion flame, Droplet combustion.
Jet engines: Thrust expressions and performance parameters, Gas turbine ideal cycle analysis of ramjet, turbojet, turbofan and turboprop engines; Performance characteristics of various components of gas turbine engines: air-intake, compressor, combustor, turbine, and nozzle; Gas turbine Real cycle analysis.
Elements of Rocket Engine: Introduction rocket propulsion, Classification of rocket engines, Rocket engine performance, Types of propellant, Propellant and its composition, Rocket engine nozzle and its performance; Solid rocket engine, liquid rocket engines and hybrid rocket engine. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Basic Principles of Propulsion Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Historical Development of the Propulsion, Classification of Propulsive Devices Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Applications of Aircraft and Rocket Engines Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Review of Thermodynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Introduction to Fluid Flow Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Fluid Dynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Basic Principles of Compressible Flow: Gas Dynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Compressible Flow (Gas Dynamics) Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Quasi-One Dimensional Flow Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Quasi-One Dimensional Flow (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Nozzle Flow Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Shock Waves, Normal and Oblique Shocks Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Normal and Oblique Shocks Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Rayleigh Flow Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Fanno Flow Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – The Fundamentals of Combustion Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Thermodynamics of Combustion: Thermochemistry Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Thermodynamics of Combustion: Adiabatic Temperature, Chemical Equilibrium Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Procedure for Determining Equilibrium Composition, Chemical Kinetics Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – The Chemistry of Combustion Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Combustion Wave Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – The Premixed Flame: Structure of 1D Premixed Flame, Laminar Flame Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Flame Thickness, Flame Extinction, Flame Quenching, Ignition Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Ignition Energy, Flame Stabilization, Diffusion Flame Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Jet Diffusion Flame and Droplet Combustion Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Thrust Expressions and Performance Parameters Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Static Thrust, Aircraft Range, Air Breathing Engine, Parametric Cycle Analysis Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Ideal Cycle Analysis of Ramjet Engine Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Ramjet Engine Analysis, Turbojet Engine Analysis Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Turbojet Engine Analysis, Thrust Augmentation, Turbofan Engines Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Ideal Cycle Analysis of Turbofan and Turboprop Engines Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Real Cycle Analysis: Compressor and Turbine Efficiencies, Losses in Exhaust Nozzle Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Real Cycle Analysis of Turbojet Engine Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Real Cycle Analysis of Turbofan Engine Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – Real Cycle Analysis of Turboprop Engine Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Chemical Rocket Propulsion: Rocket Engine Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 37 – Thrust Coefficient Unlimited
  • Lecture 38 – Chemical/Solid/Liquid Propellants, Solid Propellant Engines Unlimited
  • Lecture 39 – Solid Propellant Engines: Stability of the Operation, Liquid Propulsion Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 40 – Liquid Rocket Engines: Injection System, Hybrid Rocket Engine Unlimited

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