t.BA.AV.ACSYS-PP-EN.19HS (Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance) 
Module: Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance
This information was generated on: 29 July 2021
No.
t.BA.AV.ACSYS-PP-EN.19HS
Title
Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance
Organised by
T ZAV
Credits
4

Description

Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2020
 

Short description

The Propulsion Systems and Performance module deals with the principles of propulsion and flight performance of fixed wing aircraft.

Module coordinator

Leonardo Manfriani (mani)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students understand and can explain the physical foundations, the technical principles  and the functions of aircraft propulsion systems F K1, K2
The students can analyse the thermodynamic cycle of an aircraft engine to calculate thrust, power, fuel consumption and efficiency M K2, K3, K4
The students know the physical principles and quantities that define airplane performance F K1
The students know the factors that influence airplane performance and can calculate it taking into account all the relevant aspects F, M K1, K2, K3
The students understand the optimisation possibilities connected to aircraft performance M K4
The students understand the performance based limitations in the operation of an airplane F, M K2
The students are able to understand aircraft technical literature (Aircraft Operating Manuals, System Manuals) F K2

Module contents

Propulsion Systems
  • Introduction to aircraft propulsion systems
  • Jet engines
    • Mode of operation
    • Thermodynamic analysis
    • Thrust, fuel consumption, efficiency
    • Components and secondary systems
    • Performance and control
  • Propellers
    • Froude's theory
    • Performance parameters
    • Blade element theory
    • Operation and control
  • Piston engines
    • Mode of operation
    • Thermodynamic analysis
    • Power, fuel consumption, efficiency
    • Components and secondary systems
    • Performance and control
 
Flight performance
  • Steady Flight
    • Equation of Motion
    • Level Flight
      • Thrust Required (Drag Polar)
      • Thrust for constant mass and variable altitude
      • Thrust for constant altitute and variable mass
      • Minimum Thrust -> L/D max
      • Power Required
      • Speed Stability
      • Maximum Velocity
      • Drag Divergence
      • Range and Endurance for Propeller Aircraft
      • Range and Endurance for Jet Aircraft
    • Climbing Flight
      • Maximum Climb Angle
      • Maximum Rate of Climb
      • Time to Climb
    • Gliding Flight
      • Best Glide Speed
  • ​​Accelerated flight
    • Equation of Motion
    • Turning Flight
    • Pull-Up Manoeuvre
    • Energy Concept
    • V-n Diagram
    • Takeoff Performance

Teaching materials

Lecture handouts, script

Supplementary literature

  • J. D. Anderson: Introduction to Flight, McGraw Hill
  • John T. Lowry: Performance of Light Aircraft, AIAA Education Series
  • Joachim Scheiderer: Angewandte Flugleistung, Springer Verlag
  • Airbus Industries: Getting to grips with Aircraft Performance
  • Klaus Engmann: Technologie des Flugzeuges, Leuchtturm-Verlag
  • Sareed Farokhi: Aircraft Propulsion 
  • Rolls Royce plc: The jet engine

Prerequisites

 

Teaching language

( ) German (X) English

Part of International Profile

(X) Yes ( ) No

Module structure

Type 3c
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025

Exams

Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester laboratories conducted in groups 2 labs attendance verification -
End-of-semester exam examination written 90 min marks 100%

Remarks

 

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance - Praktikum
No.
t.BA.AV.ACSYS-PP-EN.19HS.P
Title
Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance - Praktikum

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.AV.ACSYS-PP-EN.19HS.V
Title
Aircraft Systems - Propulsion Systems and Performance - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.