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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 404 Gas Turbines (3) Thermodynamic cycles relating to gas turbines; analysis and performance of compressors, combustion chambers, single- and multi-stage turbines; recent developments.

M E 404 Gas Turbines (3)

This course enables students with the proper background to gain specialized knowledge as a step towards becoming practitioners in the field of gas turbines. The information imparted covers from basic cycles to properties of materials required to put together these impressive machines. Competent course performance requires knowledge of basic thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer. The homework is carefully graduated in order to highlight key aspects already covered in the lectures, with new thinking an unavoidable part. As an optional part of the course, students can run and acquire data in an actual gas turbine. Additionally, those with a strong background in fluids can design blades and study the flow around them with CDF.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Analyze cogeneration plants.
2. Analyze turbofans, jets and turbojets.
3. Specify a typical gas turbine installation, including auxiliaries.
4. Carry out conceptual design of gas turbine engines for different applications.
5. Specify construction materials to withstand typical operating conditions.
6. Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with colleagues, faculty, and staff.

Program Objectives: This course covers the following program objectives:
1. demonstrate ability to solve differential equations
2. demonstrate familiarity with linear algebra
3. perform analysis of thermal/fluids components
4. perform analysis of thermal/fluids systems
5. work effectively on multidisciplinary teams
6. demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the written word
7. demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in oral communications
8. demonstrate professionalism in interactions with colleagues, faculty, and staff


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 orM E 302

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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