Space Shuttle Main Engine

Engineering Key Community Seminar

KEY 192A


Week

Date(s)

Assigned Reading

Topic(s)

Learning Lab

Engineering Design of the Week

1

Aug. 26

 

Rocket Boys

Ch. 1 to 3

Introductions and Syllabus

Introduction to Assigned Reading

PACe Information

Thermal Energy Learning Lab

Transport of Thermal Energy (i.e. Heat Transfer) 

Conduction Heat Transfer

Space  Shuttle Thermal Protection System

2

Sept. 2

No Class – Labor Day

3

Sept. 9

Rocket Boys

Ch. 4 to 6

Discuss Assigned Reading

Key Community 2-Week Check In

Conduction Heat Transfer 

Example - Calculate Heat Flux on Space Shuttle during reentry

Free Piston Stirling Engine

4

Sept. 16

Rocket Boys

Ch. 7 to 9

 Air Bag Gas Generator  Design Project

Discuss Assigned Reading

Air Bag Gas Generator Design Calculations 

Automotive Air Bag Inflation Device

5

Sept. 23

Rocket Boys

Ch. 10 to 12

Air  Bag Gas Generator Design Project (cont.)

Discuss Assigned Reading

Air Bag Gas Generator Design Calculations  (continued) Scroll Compressor

6

Sept. 30

Rocket Boys

Ch. 13 to 15

Airbag calculations completed

Air Bag Gas Generator Design Calculations  (completed)

 Hydrogen Fuel Cells

7

Oct. 7

Rocket Boys

Ch. 16 to 18

Airbag Design Project 

Water Bottle Rocket Calculations

The Bottle Rocket

Topics: Engineering problem solving; Conservation of Momentum; Pressure; Flow; Kinematics of Projectiles  

 The Saturn V Rocket

8

Oct. 14

 

 

 

 

9

Oct. 21

 

 Special Guest - Prof.  Ellison Carter

 

 

10

Oct. 28

 

Special Guest - Prof. Tami Bond

 

 

11

Nov. 4

 

 

 

 

12

Nov. 11

 

 

 

 

 

13

Nov. 18

 

 

 

 

14

Nov. 25

No Class – Thanksgiving Break

15

Dec. 2.

 

 

 

 

16

Dec. 9

 

 

 

 

17

Dec.16

Finals Week



home and objectives

course outline and notes

homework assignments

Assigned Readings

engineering design of the week

egnineering research

rules and grading

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