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Aircraft and Spacecraft Propulsion

Aircraft and Spacecraft Propulsion

Airbreathing propulsion, rocket propulsion and an introduction to modern advanced propulsion concepts. Includes thermodynamic cycles as related to propulsion and the chemistry and thermodynamics of combustion. Students analyze turbojets, turbofans and other air-breathing propulsion systems. Introduces liquid- and solid-propellant rockets and advanced propulsion concepts such as Hall thrusters and pulsed plasma thrusters. Students also learn about the environmental impact of propulsion systems and work in teams to design a jet engine.

Engineering » Aerospace Engineering
Course Number(s) UM Course ID Academic Level Credits Sustainability Category*
AEROSP 335 021444 Undergraduate 3.0 Sustainability-Inclusive

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