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ASE 376 K - Propulsion

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Class Meets: MWF 1:00 - 1:50 pm, WRW 113
Instructor:  Dr. Philip L. Varghese
Office:  WRW 314C
Office Hours: M,W 2 - 4 PM. Tuesday 11 am - 12:30 pm, 2 - 3 pm. Other times by appointment
Phone:  471-3110
e-mail: contact me here
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Graders Venkat Narayanaswamy, Justin Wagner
Text: Propulsion, 2nd Edition, P. G. Hill & C. R. Peterson, Addison Wesley, 1992.
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Important dates

Friday, Jan 23

Last day to add/drop classes in College of Engineering

Tuesday, Mar 3

Test 1  (6:00 - 8:00  pm)

Tuesday, Apr 23

Test 2  (6:00 - 8:00  pm)

Saturday, May 16

Final Exam (7:00 - 10:00 pm)




Two mid semester tests

45% (Higher score: 30%, Lower: 15%)

Final Exam



2008-2010 Catalog Data

376K. Propulsion. Aspects of one-dimensional compressible flow, including isentropic flow and normal shocks; effects of friction and combustion; analysis and design of rockets and air-breathing engines, including performance and cycle analysis; flow in nozzles, diffusers, compressors, and turbines; combustion chamber processes and propellants. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 362K with a grade of at least C.

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