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AE 173: Aerospace Propulsion

Units: 3

Provides an overview of relevant fundamentals of chemistry, compressible flow, thermodynamics, and combustion for aircraft and space vehicle propulsion. Introduces the components and design of jet engines and supersonic propulsion devices. Explores important design considerations such as thrust, efficiency, and fuel consumption. Discusses device efficiency, emissions, and environmental impact. Highlights alternative fuels and device concepts.

Course Details
Repeats Allowed for Credit: 0

Discussion included
Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

Requisites and Restrictions
Prerequisite Courses: (CHEM 002 or CHEM 002H or equivalent exam) and (MATH 023 or MATH 023H) and MATH 024 and (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H)
Open only to the following class level(s):
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Instructor Permission Required: No
A passing grade in ENGR 130 Thermodynamics is recommended but not required

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