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Flight Propulsion 1 and Gas Turbines

Course 240415131 in WS 2019/20

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Turbomachinery and Flight Propulsion (Prof. Gümmer)
Lecturers Volker Gümmer
Christian Köhler
Niklas Kuen

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additional remarks Introduction [Classification and scope of thermal engines; Principle of continuous and intermittent generation of work; architecture of a gas turbine; insight into market situation; history of flight propulsion]; Thermodynamic cycle [Gas properties: Thermal and energetic states; Laws of thermodynamics; Enthalpy and entropy balance; Isentropic and polytropic change of state; h-s-Diagram, Divergence of lines of constant pressure, total and static states; Joule-Brayton process: Calculation, optimisation with regard to thermal efficiency and work output, process parameters, limitations]; Flight gas turbine process control [Constraints of aero engines; Station Identification; Thermodynamic cycles of different aero engine configurations; Thrust equation; Power output and efficiency; Engine design and optimisation]; Stationary gas turbine process control [constraints of application and types of stationary gas turbines; Station Identification; Thermodynamic cycles of stationary gas turbines; Impact of recuperator, inter-cooling and sequential combustion]; Compressor [Basics of gas dynamics; Requirements and functions; Thermodynamic process of compression; aerodynamic conditions in meridional plane/surface – comprehension of absolute and relative frame; Velocity triangles; Euler equation of turbomachinery, ideal stage characteristics; aerodynamic instabilities (rotating stall, surge); Measures for stability enhancement]; Turbine [Requirements and functions; Importance of turbine entry temperature (TET) necessity of blade cooling; Types and engineering design of cooling; Mechanical and thermal capacity in dependence on used material; thermodynamic and aerodynamic conditions]; Combustor [Requirements and significance for the thermodynamic cycle; Thermodynamic basics of combustion; Design of combustion chambers and their pros and cons; Concepts of low emission combustion; Cooling of combustion chamber; Importance of the temperature profile at the combustor exit]; Thrust and power output [Turbojet, Turboshaft, Turbofan, Thrust variation, Thrust map].
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