ARO 103L (Fall 2014) Class Page

Course: ARO 103L: Introduction to Aerospace Propulsion Laboratory(1 unit)

Description: History of aircraft engine and rocket development; characteristics of current aircraft piston, turbine and rocket engines. Ethical factors, standards and expectations in aerospace engineering. Generation of thrust. Propulsion system performance. Jet engine test project. Compressed-air thrust project.

Co-requisite: : MAT 114

Section 01 (71792): 8:00 AM–10:50 AM Friday, Room 17-2664
Section 02 (71795): 12:00 PM–2:50 PM Friday, Room 17-2664

Holidays: 11/11, 11/27-28

Text Book: Introduction To Flight, John D. Anderson, Jr. McGraw-Hill

Grades: 50% Project, 20% Final, 30% Quizzes (3 x 10% each)

Contact: try.lam@jpl.nasa.gov


Lectures

Lecture Notes Link
Introduction, Propeller Theory, Reciprocating Engines
Introductions Week 01
Propellers Week 02
Reciprocating Engines Week 03
Turbine Jet Engines. Turbojet/Turbofan/ Turboprop. Ramjet/SCRamjet
Turbine Jet Engines Week 04
Jet Engine Test (Lab) on 10/24 Jet Engine Manual
Mini-lab Sample LabData Recording Sheet (pdf)
Data Recording Sheet (excel)
Class Procedure (pdf)
Class Procedure (word)
Jet Engine Test: Student’s Engine Test Data Group 1 (Section 1)
Group 2 (Section 1)
Group 3 (Section 1)
Group 4 (Section 1)
Group 5 (Section 1)
Group 6 (Section 1)
Group 0 (Section 2)
Group 1 (Section 2)
Group 2 (Section 2)
Group 3 (Section 2)
Group 4 (Section 2)
Group 5 (Section 2)
Group 6 (Section 2)
Turbine Jet Engines (continues) Week 05
Ramjet/Scramjet and Bottle Rocket Experiment Week 06
Rockets & Propellants, Electric Propulsion, Advanced Propulsion Research
Rocket Engines Week 07
Rocket Engines (continue) & Electric Propulsion Week 08 (updated)
Water Rocket Bottle Launch Meet in the Activity field in front of the gym (away from the archery class)

 

Homework

Homework No. Date Due Link
01 10/03/2014 HW-01
02 10/10/2014 HW-02 (See Week 2 notes)
[Solutions]
03 10/17/2014 HW-03
[Solutions]
Lab-01 10/24/2014 Read:
Jet Engine Manual
Mini-lab Sample Lab
04 11/07/2014 HW-04
[Solutions]
05 11/21/2014 HW-05
[Solutions]
Lab-02 N/A Research and construct water bottle rocket.
06 12/12/2014 HW-06

 

Quizzes/Tests

Item Test Date Link
Quiz 01 10/17 [Solutions]
Quiz 02 11/14 [Solutions]
Quiz 03 Solution must be returned by 12/01 (Monday) 5:00 PM ARO103L_quiz_03_tlam ARO103L_quiz_03_tlam_SOLUTION
Finals December 12 Section 1: 9:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Section 2: 11.30 AM – 1:30 PM

 

Grades

Class Grades: ARO_103_Grades_final


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