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Prof. Bhaskar Roy
IIT Bombay

 
Prof. A M Pradeep
IIT Bombay

 

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Introduction to Propulsion :

The making of thrust to fly - science and history of propulsion; How the jet engines make thrust : conceptual basis;  Jet engine : Turbo-jet, Turbo-fans, Turbo prop, Turbo-shaft.

Thermodynamic basis of Propulsion devices :  

Basic concepts ; System-Boundary, Surroundings; State, Stable Equilibrium, State Co-ordinates and parameters, Extensive and Intensive Parameters; Energy interactions, Work and Heat transfers, Equilibrium, Quasistatic and Reversible process, Non-equilibrium and Irreversible Processes; Zeroeth Law and Temperature, First Law and Internal Energy; Second Law - Entropy  and Absolute Temperature; Third Law and Absolute Entropy.

Thermodynamics of simple compressible systems, State postulate, Fundamental Representations, Thermodynamic Potentials;  Jacobean and Legender  Transformations - Maxwell's Equations, Derivation of thermodynamic properties. Applications: Closed and open systems, Polytropic processes, Cyclic process - Carnot’s cycle; Gas and vapour power cycles; Mixtures of gases and vapours, One-D compressible flow, isentropic flow, flow with friction and heat transfer, supersonic flow and normal shock. 

Piston –Prop Engines for Aircraft:

The Otto cycles;  IC engines for aircraft application Reciprocating engine performance;  Supercharging and Performance enhancement; Propeller fundamentals & Theories.

Ideal cycles for Jet Propulsion.

Introduction to Missiles, Rockets & Space Propulsion.

Lecture /Tutorial No.

Topic

(Instructor)

Lect-1
Course Intro & Historical development of flights.  
(BR & AMP)
Lect-2
Early development of aircraft propulsive devices. 
(BR)
Lect-3
Development of Jet propulsion for aircraft. 
(BR)
Lect-4
Introduction to thermodynamics, Scope and method, Basic concepts: system, surroundings, property, intensive and extensive, state, equilibrium and state postulate, process, path and cycle.
(AMP)
Lect-5
Quasi-static processes, zeroth law of thermodynamics and temperature, concept of energy and its various forms, internal energy, enthalpy, specific heats at constant pressure and volume.
(AMP)
Lect-6
Work and heat transfers. 
(AMP)
Lect-7
Tutorial.
(AMP)
Lect-8
First law of thermodynamics for closed systems. 
(AMP)
Lect-9
First law of thermodynamics for open systems/flow processes.   
(AMP)
Lect-10
Second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps, Kelvin-Planck and Clausius statement of second law of thermodynamics. 
(AMP)
Lect-11
Reversible and irreversible processes, concept of entropy.
(AMP)
Lect-12
Tutorial.
(AMP)
Lect-12
Increase of entropy principle, third law of thermodynamics, absolute entropy, perpetual motion machines. 
(AMP)
Lect-13
Carnot cycle, Carnot principle, thermodynamic temperature scale.  
(AMP)
Lect-14
Exergy, availability and second law efficiency.
(AMP)
Lect-15
Tutorial.
(AMP)
Lect-16
Gas and vapour power cycles, Otto cycle, Diesel cycle, Dual cycle.  
(AMP)
Lect-17
Rankine cycle, Brayton cycle, Stirling and Ericsson cycles.
(AMP)
Lect-18
Thermodynamic property relations, Jacobean and Legendre transformations, Maxwells’ equations. 
(AMP)
Lect-19
Tutorial.
(AMP)
Lect-20
Properties of gas and vapour mixtures.
(AMP)
Lect-21
One-dimensional compressible flows, isentropic flows. 
(AMP)
Lect-22
Flows with friction and heat transfer, normal and oblique shocks. 
(AMP)
Lect-23
Piston-prop engines : Otto cycles ; Ideal and Real cycles. 
(BR)
Lect-24
IC Engines for aircraft application.  
(BR)
Lect-25
Performance parameters of IC engines.  
(BR)
Lect-26
Supercharging of aircraft IC engines. 
(BR)
Lect-27
Tutorial.
(BR)
Lect-28
Propeller fundamentals.
(BR)
Lect-29
Propeller aerodynamic theories.
(BR)
Lect-30
Propeller aerodynamic theories.  
(BR)
Lect-31
Tutorial.
(BR)
Lect-32
Ideal cycles for Jet engines. 
(AMP)
Lect-33
Ideal cycles for variants of jet engines. 
(AMP)
Lect-34
Tutorial.
(AMP)
Lect-35
Fundamentals of Ramjets and Pulsejets.
(BR)
Lect-36
Fundamentals of Rocket engines. 
(BR)
Lect-38
Fundamentals of Missile engines. 
(BR)
Lect-39
Various space vehicles and their engines. 
(BR)
Lect-40
Closure of the lecture series : recap.
(BR & AMP)
  1. Nag, P.K. Engineering Thermodynamics, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008 (4th ed).

  2. Emmanuel G, Advanced Classical Thermodynamics, AIAA Ed. Series, 1987.

  3. Kroes Michael J; Wild Thomas W; Aircraft Powerplants; 2010(7 Ed), Tata-Mcgraw-Hill.

  4. Hill Philip, Peterson Carl,  Mechanics  and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, 1992,  Addison Wesly.

  5. Roy Bhaskar, Aircraft Propulsion, 2008, Elsevier (India).


  1. J.D.Mattingly,   Elements of Propulsion - Gas Turbines and Rockets, 2006, AIAA Education series.

  2. Ojha S K; Flight Performance of Aircraft (4 & 5 Chapters) , 1995, AIAA Ed Series.



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