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MAE3901 - Propulsion systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: D R Honnery


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The thermodynamics of air standard power cycles and their relationship to real cycles. An introduction to fuels and combustion chemistry. Aircraft and space flight engines, their operation and performance. Propellers; an introduction to blade theory, design, operation and performance.


Examination (2 hours): 70%
Assignments, projects and laboratory reports: 30%

Contact hours

22 lecture hours and 22 practice classes/laboratory hours


MEC2480 or MAE3965