Aircraft Propulsion

Categories: Aviation, Engineering
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The course on aircraft propulsion by HIMA EDUCATION deals with the air-breathing engine, its types, parts, working principle, engine performance parameters etc. The course covers aircraft engine classification, Inlets, combustion chambers, Nozzles, Compressors and Turbines.

Mr G Sudarsan teaches this course on Aircraft Propulsion. He is presently working as an Assistant professor in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering. He completed his M.tech in Aeronautical Engineering. His teaching experience includes mainly teaching Fluid mechanics, Aerodynamics, Propulsion, aircraft systems, Airport planning and management.

Course Content

Air Breathing Propulsion

  • Propulsion Devices
    00:00
  • Gas Turbine, Gas Generator
    00:00

Engine Performance Parameters

Types of Jet Engines
A jet engine is a type of internal combustion engine that uses the principle of jet propulsion to produce thrust. Jet engines are commonly used in aircraft to provide the necessary power to fly, and are also used in a variety of other applications, such as in missiles and rockets. There are several different types of jet engines, including turbojet engines, turbofan engines, and turboprop engines. Each type of jet engine works in a slightly different way, but they all operate on the same basic principle of using a high-speed jet of gas to produce thrust. Jet engines are known for their high speed and efficiency, and are capable of powering aircraft to fly at extremely high altitudes and speeds.

Compressors & Turbines
Compressors and turbines are two important components of an aircraft engine. The compressor is responsible for compressing the air that is drawn into the engine, increasing its density and temperature. This allows the engine to burn fuel more efficiently and produce more power. The turbine, on the other hand, is driven by the hot exhaust gases produced by the combustor and is used to generate power to drive the compressor and other components of the engine. Together, the compressor and turbine help to create the high-pressure, high-temperature environment that is necessary for the engine to produce thrust and power the aircraft.

Nozzles
Aircraft engine nozzles are an important part of an aircraft's engine. They are used to control the direction and speed of the exhaust gases that are produced by the engine. This helps to improve the efficiency of the engine and provide the necessary thrust to power the aircraft. Nozzles are typically made of durable materials such as metal alloys to withstand the high temperatures and pressures of the exhaust gases. In some cases, the nozzles may also be adjustable to optimize the engine's performance at different altitudes and speeds.

Intake
Intakes are openings in the front of an aircraft that allow air to enter the engine. These openings are typically located near the leading edge of the wing or at the nose of the aircraft. The air that enters the intake is used by the engine to produce thrust, which propels the aircraft through the air. In some cases, the intake may also include a device called an intake ramp, which is used to help regulate the flow of air into the engine. This can be important for ensuring that the engine operates efficiently and produces the maximum amount of thrust.

Combustion Chamber

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