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
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