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Aircraft Engine Technology 7.5 Credits

First cycle, F0039T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Vehicle Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Vehicle Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Thermodynamics, Aerodynamics and Performance or equivalent. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After having completed the course the student shall - have an overview of different engines for aeroplanes and helicopters - be able to calculate energy balance for air craft cycles - be able to do one-dimensional calculations of compressible flow - be able to do flow calculations for single stages of compressors and turbines - know the basis for choice of material and possible cause of material problems - understand the importance of operation and maintenance

Lectures: One-dimensional compressible flow in nozzles and channels with and without friction and heat transfer. Shock flow. Elementary gas turbine theory, two-dimensional flow in compressor and turbine stages, flow losses. Applications in radial and axial compressors and gas expanders. Characteristics of jet engines under different running conditions. Service and maintenance. Choice of materials and material problems. Project tasks: Prediction of thrust of an aircraft jet engine.

Lectures. Project work in groups.

Review of project task reports. Written exam. There can be alternative examination methods.

Andrea Toffolo

Transition terms
The course F0039T is equal to MTM461

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Jan Wiklund: AIRCRAFT Gas Turbine Engine Technology
Cohen, Rogers, Saravanamuttoo: Gas Turbine Theory, Fifth ed. 2001

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018