Academic Catalog

AEE477 SPACE PROPULSION

Course Code: 5720477
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. HALL ERSN SKEN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5720334
The course set above should be completed before taking AEE477 SPACE PROPULSION .

Course Content

Functional requirements of aerospace propulsive devices. Mission analysis. Fundamental performance relations. Rocket propulsion systems for launch, orbital, and interplanetary flight. Modeling of solid, liquid-bipropellant, and hybrid rocket engines. Engineering and environmental limitations. Propellant feed systems, turbopumps. Combustion processes in liquid, solid and hybrid rockets. Thermochemistry, prediction of specific impulse. Nozzle flows including real gas and kinetic effects.