Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Armand J. Chaput
WRW 201B, 512-471-4258
T Th 9:30-11:00 a.m.
(1) Marshall Albright, WRW 216, Office hours, Tu & Th 11- 12;30
BlackBoard at https://courses.utexas.edu, 10F Propulsion
Aspects of one-dimensional compressible flow, including isentropic flow and normal shocks; effects of friction and
combustion; analysis and design of rockets and air-breathing engines, including performance and cycle analysis; flow in
nozzles, diffusers, compressors, and turbines; combustion chamber processes and propellants. Three lecture hours a
week for one semester.
Provide understanding of propulsion system performance fundamentals to include basic equations, control volume
analysis and use to internal aerodynamic and thermodynamic relationship to model cycle behavior and performance.
Aerospace Engineering 362K with a grade of at least C.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Students Should Have Before Entering This Course:
Working knowledge of calculus and differential equations. Ability to: (1) solve dynamics problems using Newton's laws
of motion; (2) work with simple chemical reactions; (3) solve problems using ideal gas relations; (4) do thermodynamic
cycle analysis especially to work with (i.e. draw and understand) temperature-entropy and enthalpy-entropy diagrams;
(5) do control volume analysis of fluid flows for mass, momentum, and energy equations.
You should know how to use
a computer spreadsheet to perform cycle analyses or write a computer program or Matlab script to achieve the same
objective – any operating system and spreadsheet program may be used.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Students Gain from this Course (Learning Outcomes):
Ability to: (1) solve simple one-dimensional compressible flow, (2) determine first-order performance of ramjets,
turbojets, turbofans, rockets; (3) analyze and design compressor and turbine stages, inlets, and nozzles. If you don't have
them already, this course will help you develop effective problem-solving skills.
Impact On Subsequent Courses In Curriculum: