Number of hours
- Lectures 16.0
The course aims at providing the students with the key concepts useful for designing compressors in the context of aerospace propulsion. After a general presentation of turbomachinery and their main tools of analysis, the course focuses on a detailed study of axial machines. The course relies on previous knowledge (acquired during the first year of studies at ENSE3 with a second-year graduate specialization in Mechanics & Energetics) regarding the basics of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Tools for global analysis of compressor performance are presented during the lectures and applied during a laboratory session devoted to the optimal design of an axial compressor.Contact Christophe CORRE
- Mono-dimensional thermodynamical analysis
- Flow analysis in the circumferential plane
- Simplified radial equilibrium equation
- Application test-case (studied in-depth during the laboratory (BE) session) : design of a stage of axial compressor
- Fluid mechanics courses given in the 1st year of "Mechanics and Energetics" graduate specialization, in particular the course "Compressible flows"
- Second-year course "Thermodynamics of machines" (given in "Mechanics and Energetics" graduate specialization)
Assessment is based on a 2-hour final exam, without course notes, including : a problem (with a summary of useful equations and relationships provided with the subject) and a list of questions on key points presented during the course.
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery, S.L. Dixon, 4ème édition, 1998, Butterworth Heinemann
- Compressor aerodynamics, N.A. Cumpsy, 1989, Longman
- Aircraft engines and gas turbines, J.L. Kerrebrock, 2ème édition, 1992, MIT Press
- Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications, R.R. Flack, 2005, Cambridge University Press