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ES4F5 Gas Turbine Equipment (2017 ->)

  • Module code: ES4F5
  • Module name: Gas Turbine Equipment
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide a rigorous understanding of the design, construction, and use of gas turbine equipment (aka jet engines) and a sound understanding of the requirements of associated ancillary equipment required and how these are met on the wing. To provide insights into applications of under-pinning engineering science learnt throughout their degree in a high-technology, highly-efficient, safety critical application.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module a student will be able to : 1. Demonstrate how to employ Engineering Science in complex applications at the forefront of current technical possibilities. 2. Show a substantial understanding of the gas turbine technology: from a comprehensive understanding of the need for the innovation; by considering the original features of early designs; by evaluation of developing engines families across multiple generations of the technology; by critiquing these differing engine technologies; by understanding comprehensively the current capability; and by hypothesising future trends. 3. Interpret specifications related to high-technology applications. 4. Evaluate of compressor technologies; fuel system and combustion technologies; and turbine technologies. 5. Interpret engine operating regimes, physical engine controls, and engine control strategies. 6. Demonstrate informed opinions on the latest methods applied to engine control and maintenance (data-analytics, on-the-wing data), and to evaluate and hypothesise on future engine trends.

Timetabled teaching activities

• 20 x 1 hr lectures • 6 x 1 hr seminars (including guest speakers if available on topical subjects; discussing case studies). • 1 x 2hr Engine Familiarity lab • Museum visit(s) if available. • 3 x 1 hr revision workshops. Total 31 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples). Students must achieve a pass mark both in the cumulative coursework and in the examination

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4F5-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Engine Development Poster 10%
  Assignment 40%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4

Aims

To provide a rigorous understanding of the design, construction, and use of gas turbine equipment (aka jet engines) and a sound understanding of the requirements of associated ancillary equipment required and how these are met on the wing.

To provide insights into applications of under-pinning engineering science learnt throughout their degree in a high-technology, highly-efficient, safety critical application.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module a student will be able to :

  • Demonstrate how to employ Engineering Science in complex applications at the forefront of current technical possibilities.
  • Show a substantial understanding of the gas turbine technology: from a comprehensive understanding of the need for the innovation; by considering the original features of early designs; by evaluation of developing engines families across multiple generations of the technology; by critiquing these differing engine technologies; by understanding comprehensively the current capability; and by hypothesising future trends.
  • Interpret specifications related to high-technology applications.
  • Evaluate of compressor technologies; fuel system and combustion technologies; and turbine technologies.
  • Interpret engine operating regimes, physical engine controls, and engine control strategies.
  • Demonstrate informed opinions on the latest methods applied to engine control and maintenance (data-analytics, on-the-wing data), and to evaluate and hypothesise on future engine trends.


Syllabus

The course will include the following:

  • Origins – early jet engine concepts, designs, and limitations.
    • Whittle’s vision / early engines / operation / limitations
  • Timeline of engine developments across the last 80 years, showing significant advances in the context of the technology limitations of the time.
    • Gas turbine specification and selection / Engine architectures / thrust
  • Gas turbine engine function and use.
    • Engine overview / PVT diagrams / control / material constraints
  • Gas turbine technology
    • Compressors / Combustion and fuelling / Turbines
  • Future trends
    • Current state-or-the-art / future options


Teaching Methods

This module includes :

• 20 lectures across terms 1 and 2.

• 6 hours seminars (including guest speakers if available on topical subjects; discussing case studies).

• 1 x 2 hr Engine Familiarity Lab.

  • Museum visit(s) if available.

• 3 x 1 hr revision workshops.

Guided Independent Learning: approx. 115 hrs


Assessment

A 15 CATS module consisting of :

  • Formal written examination 50% (2hrs)
  • Coursework 50%
    • Engine Development Poster 10%
    • Assignment – 6000 words / 30 page (or equivalent as includes tabulated data and plots) 40%