Fundamentals of combustion for propulsion
The gulf between science of combustion and its practice is strikingly visible during interactions between academics and practitioners. In spite of this, significant progress has happened over the last few decades in development of propulsion systems for space and defense applications in India. But in dealing with ‘combustion instability’, practitioners find the existing methods of practice and more importantly the way of thinking highly inadequate. This course, in an interactive way, will attempt to bridge this gap by introducing practitioners and research scholars in the field of combustion and propulsion to essential existing ideas and a few new ones. It is hoped that this will enable the participants to think of novel strategies to deal with development of propulsion systems prone to ‘instability’. The instructors also hope to learn of issues of fundamental nature that are required to address developments in practice.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : (1) Research students working in the area of combustion and propulsion (2) Practicing engineers in the area of development of combustion and propulsion systems for space and defense applicationsPREREQUISITES : UG/PG degree in mechanical/aerospace engineeringINDUSTRY SUPPORT : DRDO, ISRO, HAL, NAL