Turbine air-jet engines

Further information


Introduction, flight propulsion systems and their components

Requirements for aircraft engines, propulsion efficiency

Thermodynamic and gas-dynamic principles, design calculation, thrust engine

Components of air-sucking engines

Design and project planning of aircraft engines

Design of the engine and its components, selected chapters and current developments

Learning objectives:

Students will be able to

  • compare the design of modern jet engines
  • analyze the operation of modern jet engines
  • apply the thermodynamic and fluid mechanical principles of jet engines
  • explain the main components intake, compressor, combustion chamber, turbine and thrust nozzle and select them according to appropriate criteria
  • evaluate solutions for reducing pollutant emissions, noise and fuel consumption


Attendance time: 21 h
Self-study: 42 h


Duration: 30 minutes

Aids: none


Hagen, H.: Aircraft gas turbines and their performance, G. Braun Verlag, 1982
Hünnecke, K.: Aircraft engines, their technology and function, Motorbuch Verlag, 1993
Saravanamuttoo, H.; Rogers, G.; Cohen, H.: Gas Turbine Theory, 5th Ed., 04/2001
Rolls-Royce: The Jet Engine, ISBN:0902121235, 2005