Chapter 8

Propulsion System Design

 

Table of Contents

 

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Functional Analysis and Design Requirements

8.3. Engine Type Selection

8.3.1. Aircraft Engine Classification

8.3.2. Selection of Engine Type

8.4. Number of Engines

8.4.1. Flight Safety

8.4.2. Other Influential Parameters

8.5. Engine Location

8.5.1. Design Requirements

8.5.2. General Guidelines

8.5.3. Podded versus Buried

8.5.4. Pusher versus Tractor

8.5.5. Twin-Jet Engine: Under-Wing versus Rear Fuselage

8.6. Engine Installation

8.6.1. Prop-driven Engine

8.6.2. Jet Engine

8.7. Propeller Sizing

8.8. Engine Performance

8.8.1. Prop-driven Engine

8.8.2. Jet Engine

8.9. Engine Selection

8.10. Propulsion System Design Steps

8.11. Design Example

Problems

References