MJ2247 Airbreathing Propulsion for High Speed Flight 6.0 credits

Airbreathing Propulsion for High Speed Flight

The course is designed to introduce the student to airbreathing propulsion systems that are designed for high speed flight. Research programs undertaken in Sweden will be given special emphasis.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Ramjet engines: history and performance. Scramjet engines: history, performance, mixing enhancement, chemical kinetics, cooling. Detonation wave engine. Combined cycle systems: ejector ramjet and turborocket. Liquid air collection engine. Flight trajectory.

Intended learning outcomes *

Develop an understanding of the potential benefits and technical challenges associated with airbreathing propulsion systems for high speed flight.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

MJ2241 Introductory  Airbreathing Propulsion or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Heiser and Pratt, Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, USA,

ISBN 1-56347-035-7

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

One written examination

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Torsten Fransson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Torsten Fransson

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.