ARO 103L (Fall 2015) 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 (74839): 8:00 AM–10:50 AM Friday, Room 17-2664
Section 02 (74840): 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, 30% Final, 20% Quizzes (2 x 10% each)

Contact: trylam@cpp.edu or try.lam@jpl.nasa.gov


Lectures

Lecture Notes Link
Introduction, Propeller Theory, Reciprocating Engines
Introductions Week 01a
Week 01b
Propellers Week 2
Reciprocating Engines Week 3
Turbine Jet Engines Week 4
Data Sheet
Jet Engine Test (Lab) Location: Behind Bldg. 17
Meet in class first
Data Sheet

Section 1 – Team 1
Section 1 – Team 2
Section 1 – Team 3
Section 1 – Team 4
Section 1 – Team 5
Section 1 – Team 6
Section 2 – Team 1
Section 2 – Team 2
Section 2 – Team 3
Section 2 – Team 4
Section 2 – Team 5
Section 2 – Team 6
Section 2 – Team 7

Turbine Jet Engines (continues) Week 5

Updated
Ramjet/Scramjet and Bottle Rocket Experiment Week 6
Rockets & Propellants, Electric Propulsion, Advanced Propulsion Research
Rocket Engines Week 7
Rocket Engines (continue) & Electric Propulsion
Water Rocket Bottle Launch 12/4/2015
Meet in the Activity field in front of the gym (near the archery area)

 

Homework

Homework No. Date Due Link
00 10/09/2015 Read Week 1 Notes and read Anderson’s 9.1-9.2
01 10/16/2015 HW #1
02 10/16/2015 HW #2
[SOLUTION]
03 10/23/2015 Read Anderson’s 9.3
HW #3
[SOLUTION]
Error in the V2 and V3 solution value!
Lab-01: Jet Engine 10/30/2015 Read Anderson’s 9.4-9.7
Read:
Jet Engine Manual
Mini-lab Sample Lab
04 11/13/2015 HW #4
[SOLUTION]
05 11/20/2015 Read Anderson’s 9.8-9.12
HW #5
[SOLUTION]
Lab-02: Water Bottle Rocket 11/20/2015 Research and construct water bottle rocket.
06 12/11/2015 Read Anderson’s 9.13
HW #6

 

Quizzes/Tests

Item Test Date Link
Quiz 01 10/23 SOLUTION
Quiz 02 11/20 Quiz 2 (take home: due next week)
Finals December 11 Section 1: 9:10-11:10
Section 2: 11:30-13:30

 

Grades

Class Grades:
Final Grades


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