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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

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

Course main content

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.


MJ2241 Introductory  Airbreathing Propulsion or equivalent


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

ISBN 1-56347-035-7


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

Requirements for final grade

One written examination

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Torsten Fransson


Torsten Fransson <torsten.fransson@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.