ME4420 Advanced Power and Propulsion

This course presents an advanced treatment of power and propulsion topics, primarily for naval applications. Thermodynamic analysis of simple, advanced and complex cycles, such as combined and augmented cycles (e.g., RACER and STIG) are presented along with new and direct energy conversion concepts. Design integration of single and multi-type (CODAG, CODOG, etc.) power and propulsion systems with vehicles. Engine installation considerations, including the design of auxiliary equipment and inlet/exhaust systems, are presented. Design and current research topics in fluid mechanics and rotordynamics of turbomachinery are presented. Repair, condition-based maintenance and machinery operation, including balancing techniques, are discussed.



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  • As Required