Santa Fe Community College Aviation Sciences Professional Pilot Program _
I nstructions for Flight Training
The flight training portion of the Aviation Science, Private Pilot Program is now approved and operational. This memo explains the process you need
Figure 9.1 Development of turbine engines from the basic gas generator.
Figure 9.2 Gas turbine engines.
Figure 9.3 Internal total pressure and thrust distribution; single-shaft turbojet engine.
Figure 9.4 Generalized thrust-producing device.
Introduction Modern aircraft engines have the ability to actuate massive airstreams. The total airflow ingested by the engines of a large passenger aircraft during takeoff is of the order of a ton per second. The engine airflow rate is perhaps 50 times th
Figure 8.1. The airplane propeller, emphasizing that a propeller cross section is an airfoil shape.
Fig. 8-2. Illustration of propeller, showing variation of pitch along the blade.
Fig. 8-3. Velocity diagram for the flow velocity relative to the propeller
Introduction Airplane wings and propellers have something in common: they are both made up of airfoil sections designed to generate an aerodynamic force. The wing force provides lift to sustain the airplane in the air; the propeller force provide
Young and Freedman
Introduction Many thermodynamic processes proceed naturally in one direction but not the opposite. For example, heat always flows from a hot body to a cooler body, never the reverse. Heat flow from a cool body to a hot body would not vi
Chapter 6 The First Law of Thermodynamics The first law of thermodynamics is an extension of the principle of conservation of energy. It broadens this principle to include energy exchange by both heat transfer and mechanical work and introduces the concep
Chapter 5 Systems, processes, and cycles: The language of thermodynamics In thermodynamics, the totality of the world is usually termed the universe, and is divided into two parts. 1. The system is the part of the universe in which we are particularly int
Chapter 3 Heat and Work An engine is a device that extracts energy from some source and converts that energy into useful work. In aircraft engines, the energy source is the fuel, and the useful work that is produced is used to push the aircraft forward. I
Chapter 2 Basic Quantities The basic quantities we use in our discussion of propulsion are called units. We have talked about force, mass, and acceleration. There are three basic units from which all other units are derived, mass distance, and time. We ca
Chapter 4 - Ideal Gases The performance of an aircraft engine depends primarily on the density, pressure, viscosity, and temperature of the atmosphere in which it operates. We will first discuss ideal gases. An ideal gas is one that obeys the ideal gas eq