Introduction to Aerospace Propulsion



Lecture 1 - Course Intro & Historical development of flights


Lecture 2 - Early development of aircraft propulsive devices


Lecture 3 - Development of Jet propulsion for aircraft


Lecture 4 - Introduction to thermodynamics, Scope and method, Basic concepts: system, surroundings, property, intensive and extensive, state, equilibrium and state postulate, process, path and cycle


Lecture 5 - Quasi-static processes, zeroth law of thermodynamics and temperature, concept of energy and its various forms, internal energy, enthalpy


Lecture 6 - Specific heats at constant pressure and volume Work and heat transfers


Lecture 7 - Tutorial


Lecture 8 - First law of thermodynamics for closed systems


Lecture 9 - First law of thermodynamics for open systems/flow processes


Lecture 10 - Second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps, Kelvin-Planck and Clausius statement of second law of thermodynamics


Lecture 11 - Reversible and irreversible processes, concept of entropy


Lecture 12 - Increase of entropy principle, third law of thermodynamics, absolute entropy, perpetual motion machines


Lecture 13 - Tutorial


Lecture 14 - Carnot cycle, Carnot principle, thermodynamic temperature scale


Lecture 15 - Exergy, availability and second law efficiency


Lecture 16 - Tutorial


Lecture 17 - Gas and vapour power cycles, Otto cycle, Diesel cycle, Dual cycle


Lecture 18 - Rankine cycle, Brayton cycle, Stirling and Ericsson cycles


Lecture 19 - Thermodynamic property relations, Jacobean and Legendre transformations, Maxwell’s equations


Lecture 20 - Tutorial


Lecture 21 - Properties of gas and vapour mixtures


Lecture 22 - One-dimensional compressible flows, isentropic flows


Lecture 23 - Flows with friction and heat transfer, normal and oblique shocks


Lecture 24 - Piston-prop engines: Otto cycles; Ideal and Real cycles


Lecture 25 - IC Engines for aircraft application


Lecture 26 - Performance parameters of IC engines


Lecture 27 - Supercharging of aircraft IC engines


Lecture 28 - Tutorial: IC Engines


Lecture 29 - Propeller fundamentals


Lecture 30 - Propeller aerodynamic theories - I


Lecture 31 - Propeller aerodynamic theories - II


Lecture 32 - Tutorial: Propellers


Lecture 33 - Ideal cycles for Jet engines


Lecture 34 - Ideal cycles for variants of jet engines


Lecture 35 - Tutorial


Lecture 36 - Fundamentals of Ramjets and Pulsejets


Lecture 37 - Fundamentals of Rocket engines


Lecture 38 - Fundamentals of Missile engines


Lecture 39 - Various space vehicles and their engines


Lecture 40 - Closure of the lecture series : recap