ME 498 TL4 - Laser Diag for Propulsion

Spring 2021

Laser Diag for PropulsionME498TL355827OLC31000 - 1130 M W    
Laser Diag for PropulsionME498TL460698OLC41000 - 1130 M W    Tonghun Lee

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in mechanical engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary to a maximum of 9 hours.

Section Description

For Graduate students who select this 4 credit hours, there will be an extra component to this course equivalent to 1 hour per week of work Prerequisites: Fundamental Math and Physics. Laser Diagnostics for Propulsion Research will provide students with a practical understanding of advanced laser and optical diagnostics used to study complex energy conversion phenomena in high speed propulsion systems. The students will be exposed to basic spectroscopy principles as well as developments in the latest optical measurement techniques that are used to study (1) combustion phenomena in supersonic flows, (2) chemical kinetics of fuel oxidation, and (3) gas turbine combustors. Special focus will be placed on application of both single point and 2-D imaging diagnostics for study of hypersonic aircraft engines and development of next-generation alternative fuels. Students will be expected to design a novel laser diagnostics strategy as the final project for the course