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AMNT 281 : Turbine Engine Theory and Applications

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Turbine Engine Theory and Applications
This course is an introduction into aircraft propulsion systems and applications. Theory, principles of operation, and controls and systems for propellers and turbine engines are analyzed in this course.

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge into turbine engines and propeller systems. Upon successful completion the student will have an operational familiarity of turbine engine systems and applications.

1. Explain the basic theory of jet propulsion and the uses of different types of turbine engines. Recognize the factors affecting thrust and engine performance. Compute and determine engine thrust. Explain the difference in engine design and construction of the turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines.2. Identify the physics of energy transformation in a turbine engine; the types of fuel and fuel controls used in turbine engines.3. Define the requirements for engine removal and replacement. Describe the general procedures used to remove and replace the turbine engine.4. Evaluate the basic inspection requirements for turbine engines and define the types and methods of inspection.5. Discriminate between the design and types of air entrance ducts used on turbine engines and the different types of exhaust ducts.6. Describe turbine engine ignition-systems and starter systems.7. Compare and contrast the different types of lubrication systems and components that make up the lubrication system.8. Discuss the requirements for a complete engine fire-protection-system for turbine engines. Define the types of detection systems, extinguishing systems and fire suppression agents.9. Evaluate the different types of propellers and their basic construction. Describe the operation and performance of the propeller in constant speed range, feathering, unfeathering, and reverse pitch.10. Justify the inspection and maintenance requirements for propellers. Outline the basic steps in inspecting, adjusting, repairing, overhauling, tracking, and maintaining propellers. Explain the operation of propeller governors and propeller auxiliary systems.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Robert Murray - 3/1/2015
John "Keith" Wilson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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