SPACE PROPULSION MOD. 2

Teaching in italian
SPACE PROPULSION MOD. 2
Teaching
SPACE PROPULSION MOD. 2
Subject area
ING-IND/07
Reference degree course
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 54.0
Academic year
2021/2022
Year taught
2021/2022
Course year
1
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
Percorso comune
Reference professor for teaching
DE GIORGI Maria Grazia

Teaching description

-Fluid dynamic and fluid machinery

This course presents aerospace propulsive devices with particular focus on rocket engine

1 Gain knowledge of different types of aero-engines (turbojets, turbofans, ramjets) and to understand the aerodynamic and thermodynamic characteristics of major rocket components.

2 Develop the knowledge and skills to analytically and numerically solve problems related to aerospace propulsion systems.

3 Develop skills in working independently.

4 Develop skills in critical evaluation of scientific literature.

5 Develop skills in planning and presentation of scientific talks and reports.

Theory and practical activities 

The final exam consist of two part:

1)Written and oral examination covering all material covered in course

2)assignments and individual project

 

Rocket Nozzles and Thrust

Performance and nozzle design. Convective Heat Transfer

 

Combustion and Thermochemistry

Perfect gas law and thermodynamics review,equilibrium Thermochemistry, adiabatic flame temperature calculations, non-Equilibrium Flows. Rocket nozzle thermochemistry.

 

Solid Rocket Motors

General description, interior ballistics, component design goals and constraints.

 

Liquid Rocket Motors

General description, engine cycles, power balance calculations, component design fundamentals. Combustion of Liquid Propellants ; Injection and Mixing ; Stability; Pressurization and Pump Cycles; Turbomachinery Performance

 

Trajectory Analysis and staging

The rocket equation, vertical trajectories, multistage rockets.

 

Electric Propulsion

General description and classification of electric propulsion systems, performance analysis.

 

Hybrid rockets

Classification, Challenges, and Advantages of Hybrids

  • Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine and Rocket Propulsion Gordon C. Oates eISBN: 978-1-60086-134-5 print ISBN: 978-1-56347-241-1 DOI: 10.2514/4.861345

  • Hill, P., and Peterson, C., Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1992,

  • George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz, Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition John-Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ISBN: 0-471-32642-9

  • Course note

Semester
Second Semester (dal 01/03/2022 al 10/06/2022)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Oral

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

Parent teaching
AERONAUTIC PROPULSION MOD. 1 (Int) SPACE PROPULSION MOD. 2 (LM52)

Download teaching card (Apre una nuova finestra)(Apre una nuova finestra)