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Course Undergraduate
Semester Sem. VI
Subject Code AE321
Subject Title Air


Introduction to combustion and flames – introduction to air breathing propulsion systems – engine thrust and performance parameters – aircraft engine types – ideal and real gas turbine cycle analysis – performance measures – engine-aircraft matching – aerothermodynamics of inlets, nozzles, combustion chambers and after burners – basics of turbomachinery – compressor and turbine blade flow path analysis (axial and centrifugal types) – engine component matching and off-design analysis – ram jets – hypersonic air-breathing engines.

Text Books

1. Farokhi, S., Air Craft Propulsion, 2nd ed., Wiley (2014).

2. Hill, P. G. and Peterson, C. R., Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, 2nd ed., Pearson Education (2009).


1. Flack, R. D., Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications, Cambridge Univ. Press (2005).

2. Mattingly, J. D., Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion, AIAA Edu. Series (2005).

3. Heiser, W. H. and Pratt, D. T., Hypersonic Air Breathing Propulsion, AIAA (1994).

4. Dixon, S. L. and Hall, C. A., Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery, 7th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann (2013).