Liquid propellant propulsion systems
This training will enable learners to acquire the general methods of design and calculation of liquid propellant propulsion systems.
The course lasts 5 days (30 hours) and includes:
- 10 x 1.5-hours lectures
- 3 x 3-hours instructor-led exercises
- 2 visits
This course presents the various systems used to generate a propulsive force from propellants stored in a liquid state and focuses on the physical phenomena, the related issues, the orders of magnitude of the parameters and the principles of dimensioning.
Course level: Advanced
The course is open to engineers with a good basic scientific background including the mechanical, thermal and aerodynamic fields.
Director of Tir du banc PF52, Airbus Safran Launchers.
- General information
- Historic review of rocket propulsion
- Introduction to propulsion through liquid propellants
- General equations and main parameters
- Liquid propellants
- Liquid propellant propulsion systems
- Classification - Architecture and definitions
- Fields of application - performance, yield, application types: launchers, space exploration systems, satellite control systems, missiles
- Liquid propellant engines
- Thermodynamic cycles - General equations and main parameters - Influence of the level of combustion pressure
- Propulsive chambers and gas generators
- Turbopumps: pumps, turbines
- Engine utilization: start, stop, thrust orientation
- Example of engines for missiles, launchers and satellites: Europe, USA, Russia, Japan, China
- Combined engines (aerobic/rocket)
- General principles and areas of use
- Propulsion systems and small space propulsion
- Propulsion units and subsystems (tanks, pressurizing and filling systems, etc.)
Scheduled in French:
PARIS: Biennial internship in even years. Programmable in 2021 on request.
For the English realization, please, consult us.
€1,970 excluding tax (20% VAT)