NIT Agartala Compressible Flow & Jet Propulsion Syllabus

NIT Agartala Compressible Flow & Jet Propulsion Syllabus





Adiabatic flow, Rayleigh line & pressure ratio, temperature ratio, heat added to the system. Adiabatic flow friction factor,  Fannoline, normal shock & oblique shock, Prandtl-Meyer flows. Governing equations for inviscid-compressible flows – Static and stagnation properties – Speed of sound and  Mach number. Isentropic flow through variable area passage ducts – Choking of flow. Normal and oblique shocks – PrandtlMeyer flows. Fanno flow – Rayleigh flow.

Fundamentals of jet propulsion – Propulsion cycle – Power and efficiency calculations – Turbojet, turbofan, and turboprop engines – Fundamentals of rocket propulsion. Ramjet engine, Pulse-jet engine, Turbo-jet engine, Turboprop engine, Thrust equation, Ram efficiency, Thermal efficiency of turbo-jet engine, Propulsion efficiency, Overall efficiency of a propulsive system. Introduction to rocket propulsion. Performance, difference of the Air breathing engine & Rocket engine, Rocket propellant.


1. Yahya, S.M., Fundamentals of Compressible Flow with Aircraft and Rocket  

    Propulsion, 3rd ed., New Age International Publishers, 2003. 

2. Oosthuizen, P.H. and Carscallen, W.E., Compressible Fluid Flow, McGraw-Hill, 1997. 

3. Zucker, R.D. and Biblarz, 0., Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, 2nd ed., John Wiley,

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