Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnestis Kalfas
Course ID20001041

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Course845
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other1055
Industrial ManagementElective Courses belonging to the other845

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of Aircraft Engine Performance, Limitation in operation capabilities, Integration of Component and interactions between them Aircraft engine noise, Production of various pollutants Future concepts and developments
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
"Aircraft Engines" is an advanced course dealing with the design and performance of modern AeroEngines. A historical review of the driving mechanisms that lead to the development of modern aeroengines is used to initiate students to the core subject. Various parameters affecting the necessary propulsive power, to meet successfully the needs of various missions, are carefully examined. In particular, the development of modern engine cycles and performance criteria are presented. Detailed analysis of the various engine architectures is used to illustrate the role of various turbomachinery and non-turning components in the build up of the engine as a whole. Various mission points are examined with respect to their requirements for the engine in terms of output power and performance, demonstrating the technological limitations that they introduce in the development and use of various engine types. Furthermore, the production of airborne pollutants from this type of engines is examined. In particular the production of noise in the various regions of operation are examined. Finally, the thermo-mechnanical strength of the various materials and components used in an aeroengine is assessed, in view of introducing design improvements for the optimisation of the manufacturing and the operations of the engine. Future engine concepts are of particular interest in this course.
Aircraft Engines, turbomachinery, performance, optimisation, engine architecture, thermo-mechanical strength, Future concepts
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment501.7
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Written assigments220.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems [electronic resource] Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 174264 Συγγραφείς: Czysz, Paul A.Bruno, Claudio. ISBN: 9783540376415Τύπος: Ηλεκτρονικό Βιβλίο Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Heal-Link/Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών
Additional bibliography for study
Jet Propulsion, Nicholas Cumpsty, Cambridge University Press Hypersonic Propulsion, William Heiser, AIAA Publication
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