16.511 Aircraft Engines and Gas Turbines
Performance and characteristics of aircraft jet engines and industrial gas turbines, as determined by thermodynamic and fluid mechanic behavior of engine components: inlets, compressors, combustors, turbines, and nozzles. Discusses various engine types, including advanced turbofan configurations, limitations imposed by material properties and stresses. Emphasizes future design trends including reduction of noise, pollutant formation, fuel consumption, and weight.
This class has 16.50 as a prerequisite.
16.511 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by Z. S. Spakovszky.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-422.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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