Turbomachinery for Emerging Space Applications: Liquid Rocket Propulsion – Online Short Course (Starts Sept 22, 2021) 22 September - 29 October 2021 Online
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- From September 22 – October 29, 2021 (6 Weeks, 12 Lectures, 24 Hours)
- Every Wednesday and Friday at 1300-1500 Eastern Time (all sessions will be recorded and available for replay; course notes will be available for download)
- All students will receive an AIAA Certificate of Completion at the end of the course
The design of liquid rocket engines requires careful considerations to ensure that mission requirements can be met safely. This 24-hour course will cover an introduction to the interdisciplinary design of turbomachinery components within their corresponding systems in the context of liquid rocket engines. Focus will be made on theory and will be illustrated with practical examples throughout the course, including through follow-along portions where attendees will be able to model cycles, perform turbine conceptual design, and more using the AxSTREAM® platform. Relevant topics include rocket cycles, turbine, pump, secondary flow, and rotor dynamics.
- Going from mission requirements to turbopump design
- Liquid rocket engine cycles
- Understanding how turbopumps fit into a launcher vehicle
- Modeling fluid properties
- Designing subsonic and supersonic axial turbines for space application
- Designing cryogenic pumps for the propellants involved
- Specificities of rocket pumps compared to industrial ones
- Understanding system behavior when all turbopump parts are coupled
- Secondary flows
- Benefits of flexible, integrated, multi-disciplinary design software
Course Fees (Sign-In To Register)
1.2 Turbine design theory for rockets | 8 hours
1.3 Cryogenic pump design | 6 hours
1.4 Turbopump secondary flows | 2 hours
1.5 System-level rotor dynamics | 3 hours
1.6 Example of automated preliminary design of LRE turbopump | 1 hour
- The course lectures will be delivered via Zoom. You can test your connection here: https://zoom.us/test
- All sessions will be available on-demand within 1-2 days of the lecture. Once available, you can stream the replay video anytime, 24/7. All slides will be available for download after each lecture.
- No part of these materials may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted, unless for course participants. All rights reserved.
- Between lectures, the instructors will be available via email for technical questions and comments.