Hi..merry christmas and a happy new year to all of you out there
i want to personally thank Mr Tullamarine for the many useful links he posted..especially one where i found the ICAO annexes to download..
Just in case anyone thinks I have been ignoring updating this thread ..my apologies but the day job workload has been a bit ridiculous over the past months and something has to slide from time to time ... hopefully I will get some spare time before long to tidy the sticky thread up a bit. If anyone knows how to fit 40 hours into each day I sure would like to know the secret ...
This course is taught in four main parts. The first is a review of fundamental thermodynamic concepts (e.g. energy exchange in propulsion and power processes), and is followed by the second law (e.g. reversibility and irreversibility, lost work). Next are applications of thermodynamics to engineering systems (e.g. propulsion and power cycles, thermo chemistry), and the course concludes with fundamentals of heat transfer (e.g. heat exchange in aerospace devices).
In 16.540 we address fluid dynamic phenomena of interest in internal flow situations. The emphasis tends to be on problems that arise in air breathing propulsion, but the application of the concepts covered is more general, and the course is wider in scope, than turbomachines (in spite of the title). Stated more directly, the focus is on the fluid mechanic principles that determine the behavior of a broad class of industrial devices. The material can therefore be characterized, only partly tongue in cheek, as "industrial strength fluid mechanics done in a rigorous manner".