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IAP 2012 Activity

An Introduction to Jet Propulsion -- Gas Turbine Engine Fundamentals and Hands-On Lab for Freshmen
Prof. Zoltan Spakovszky, F. Ehrich
Mon Jan 23 thru Fri Jan 27, 01-05:00pm, Gas Turbine Lab, Bldg 31-161

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 19-Jan-2012
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: None.

Have you ever wondered how a jet engine works? This course will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of gas turbine engines and jet propulsion with a “hands-on” experience in engine assembly, measurement setup and operation of a small-scale gas turbine jet engine. The introductory lectures will cover the history of the jet engine, thermodynamic and aerodynamic fundamentals of gas turbine engines, current engine design trends, and background information on the small-scale jet engine design, assembly, test setup and operation. The hands-on lab will be carried out in teams in the engine test cell at MIT’s Gas Turbine Laboratory.

Participants are requested to attend lectures on January 23. Each of the student teams is requested to attend the lab on one day during the remainder of the week.
Contact: Robin Courchesne-Sato, rsato@mit.edu
Sponsor: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Latest update: 20-Dec-2011

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