Course Title: Thermofluids and Propulsion Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Thermofluids and Propulsion Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2564

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016

AERO2564

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Adrian Pudsey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4418

Course Coordinator Email: adrian.pudsey@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.3.28

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are expected to have basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics (completion of propulsion and compressible aerodynamics is an advantage).


Course Description

This course aims to develop your skills and knowledge in relation to aerospace propulsion systems with a primary emphasis on jet and rocket engines. You will be introduced to the principles of operation and layout of different types of propulsion systems. Analytical methods will be derived and applied to determine the main performance parameters for various propulsion systems based on the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. You will apply these skills using modern computational tools to perform complex analysis of aerospace propulsion systems.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes (PLOs):

1. Needs, Context and Systems
• Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)
• Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders
• Identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities

3. Analysis
• Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities
• Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences

4. Professional Practice
• Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
• Display a personal sense of responsibility for your work

5. Research
• Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline


On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Describe the principles of operation and layout of common aerospace propulsion systems

2. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer relevant to aerospace propulsion.

3. Use modern computational tools to perform complex analysis of aerospace propulsion systems.

4. Understand real cycle effects and assess the performance of individual propulsion system components.

5. Apply advanced methods to analyse the performance of air breathing and rocket propulsion systems.


Overview of Learning Activities

1.Lectorials and Class discussions
2.Guided examples
3.Individual project and tests
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Resources used include: online learning system, recommended textbooks, free internet sources.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Task 1: Class Test 1
The class test will be an online timed assessment that must be completed within one hour within a 24 hour time period. 
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 –5

Assessment Task 2: Project 1
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2–5

Assessment Task 3: Class Test 2
The class test will be an online timed assessment that must be completed within one hour within a 24 hour time period
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1 –5

Assessment Task 4: Project 2
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2-5