The Olympus Jet Engine is a flight capable RC jet engine used to power UAVs and scaled experimental aircraft. An experiment using an Olympus “University” Jet Engine has been conducted
to investigate the performance between different operating conditions. The “University” model used
in this experiment includes additional ports for measurement of temperatures and pressures
through the thermodynamic cycle. Student must analyse the data provided from the experiment
and submit an experimental report as single PDF file.
• Appendix A provides an overview of the setup for the experiment.
• Appendix B provides a guide of the experimental procedure.
• Appendix C provides a guide for what and how to write your experimental report.
• Appendix D provides a guide for analysing the recorded experimental data.
• Appendix E includes the marking rubric and few additional comments for your report.
• Appendix F includes the coursework coversheet which you should utilise for your submission.
The aim of this coursework is to analyse and report on the performance and operation of a turbojet
engine. This will test parts of Learning Outcomes 1-3 of the module.
- Outline the fundamental principles and operations of aircraft and spacecraft propulsion.
- Undertake analysis of on-design and off-design performance of aircraft and spacecraft propulsion.
- Calculate key performance parameters generated by air-breathing and rocket engines.
- Calculate and analyse spacecraft orbits and manoeuvres for mission planning.
PREPARATION FOR THE ASSESSMENT
• All resources for this assessment are fully described in the text of the assessment brief.
• Review the formative tutorial work undertaken in preparation for the assessment.
• Candidates that may require any special req