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Missiles, launchers, drones - 2021

Liquid propellant propulsion systems

OBJECTIVE :

This training will enable learners to acquire the general methods of design and calculation of liquid propellant propulsion systems.

COURSE DURATION AND TIMETABLE :

The course lasts 5 days (30 hours) and includes:

  • 10 x 1.5-hours lectures
  • 3 x 3-hours instructor-led exercises
  • 2 visits

GENERAL APPROACH :

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.

PREREQUISITE :

Course level: Advanced

The course is open to engineers with a good basic scientific background including the mechanical, thermal and aerodynamic fields.

COURSE DIRECTOR(S) :

Olivier LAGNEL:

Director of Tir du banc PF52, Airbus Safran Launchers.

CONTENT :

  • 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.)

WHEN AND WHERE :

Scheduled in French:

PARIS: Biennial internship in even years. Programmable in 2021 on request.

 

For the English realization, please, consult us.

COURSE FEES :

€1,970 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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