Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Turboprop Design
Study: Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (251)

Coordinating teacher: RAIOLA , MARCO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Fluid Mechanics - Thermal Engineering - Aerodynamics - Aerospace Propulsion
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The goal of this course is that the student acquires a basic knowledge of aircraft propellers and turbo-prop engines.
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to propulsion systems - Review of basic principles of propulsion - Overview of different aeronautic engines The Propeller - Geometry and characteristics of propellers - Momentum and blade element theory - Propeller propulsive efficiency - Propeller noise - Propeller testing - Design of optimum propellers Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines - Cycle analysis of conventional-free-turbine turboprop engine - Optimization of turboprop engines - Installation issues - The impact on regional aviation - The Unducted Fan
Learning activities and methodology
- Theory sessions. - Problem sessions. - Computer sessions. - Lab-sessions.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75
Basic Bibliography
  • D.R. Greatrix. Powered Flight. The engineering of Aerospace Propulsion. Springer. 2012
  • J. L. Kerrebrook. Aircraft Engines and Gas Turbines. The MIT Press. 1992
  • R. Von Mises. Theory of flight. Courier Dover Publications. 2012

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.