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Field of study: Mechanical Engineering
Specialty: Aircraft and Space-Rocket Engineering
Specialization: Aircraft Engines and Power Plants

Hours: 108
Topics include: Intro to Philosophy. Moral Problems. Logic. Introductory Topics in Philosophy. Political Philosophy. Ancient Philosophy. 17th and 18th Century Philosophy. 19th Century Philosophy. Topics in Asian Philosophy. Philosophy of Feminism. Existentialism. Philosophy of Religion. Philosophy of Art. Topics in Social and Political Philosophy. Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of Mind. Recent Political Thought. Metaphysics. Ethical Theory.

Russian language
Hours: 648
The course focuses on introducing and developing basic discourse and writing skills. Students learn to write in Russian, to understand and respond to simple questions and to speak about themselves and selected topics in Russian culture, manipulate learning tools: the language and multi-media center, the internet with its rich Russian resources, and explore strategies for learning this language.

Hours: 108
The course explores chemistry in its application to aerospace design, manufacturing and maintenance. Topics include: chemical thermodynamics. Chemical kinetics. Structure of matter. Electrochemical phenomena. Chemical sources of electric power. Electrolysis. Corrosion of metals and alloys, methods of corrosion prevention for metals.

Engineering and Computer Graphics, Descriptive Geometry
Hours: 378
The course provides fundamentals of descriptive geometry: work with projections, curve surfaces, solution of positional problems. Introduction to design: role of design in engineering, problem analysis, conceptual design and analysis, systems thinking, detailed design, design for product life cycle. Technical drawing in compliance with standards: orthographic and auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and tolerance, assemblies and working drawings. Sketches and CAD-based methods.

Hours: 522
Topics include: Linear algebra. Determinants, systems of linear equations, matrices. Equations of lines and planes. Linear vector spaces. Linear transformations and matrices. Quadratic forms. Equations of surfaces and curves of the second order. Limits of sequences, limits of functions. Continuous functions. Differential calculus of functions of one variable. Complex numbers, actions with complex numbers. Differential calculation of functions in several variables. Integral calculus of functions of one variable. Ordinary differential equations and their systems. Curvilinear integrals, multiple integrals. Elements of the theory of a vector field. Numerical and functional series, Fourier series. Fourier integral, Fourier transform. Functions of a complex variable. Operating calculus. Elements of the calculus of variations. Partial differential equations. Elements of Probability theory. Mathematical Statistics.

Hours: 378
Course of physics is studied during 2 semesters and includes next topics. Classical mechanics (kinematics and dynamics of a material point, solids). Statics. Work, energy, conservation laws in mechanics. Elements of relativistic mechanics. Mechanical oscillations and waves in elastic media. Thermodynamics. Heat engines. Electrical engineering. Constant electric current. Electromagnetism. Wave optics. Quantum optics. Elements of quantum mechanics. Elements of solid state physics. Elements of physics of atomic nuclei.

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering
Hours: 108
Topics include: History of aerospace technology. Modern aircraft, helicopters and space-rocket systems: classification, aerodynamic forces and moments, lifting force, aerodynamic resistance force. The quality of the aircraft. Determination of required thrust. Piston and rocket engines. Air breathing engines and their main systems. Basic regulatory documents for the creation of aircraft engine. Purpose and types of engine tests.

Theoretical Mechanics (Analytical Mechanics)
Hours: 288
Topics include: Basic concepts: force, moment of a force, force couple, mechanical system. Kinematics of a particle. Gradual, rotational, planar parallel, spherical, free movement of solids. Curvilinear particle motion. Motion of a rigid body. Particle dynamics in the inertial and non-inertial reference frame. Kinetic energy, work of forces. D'Alembert's principle. The principle of virtual displacement. General equation of dynamics. Lagrange equation of second kind.

Programming and Numerical Methods
Hours: 252
The course is an introduction to computer science, computers and programming for science students. Topics include: algorithmic thinking, computational approaches to solving problems, programming fundamentals such as elementary data structures, arrays, and basic constructs provided by high-level programming languages: sequencing, selection, iteration, and functions. Additional topics may include: numerical computation, GUI interface, and case studies of scientific computing.

Introduction to the Major (Aircraft Power Plants)
Hours: 126
Course purpose is to give deeper knowledge in general and special scientific fields that are interrelated with aircraft power plants. Topics include: Power plant performances coordination with aircraft. Configuration, main parameters and operational principle of gas turbine engine. Reciprocating engine operating cycles. General configuration and main parameters of piston engine.

Aviation Materials Science
Hours: 234
The course covers structural materials that are used for aeronautical engineering. Topics include: Properties of materials used in aeronautics and means of their assessment. Structure of metals and alloys. Fundamentals of strengthening of metals and alloys. Chemical and thermal treatment of carbon and alloy steels and other structural materials. Steels and alloys with special physical and chemical properties. Structural materials based on aluminum, titanium, copper, beryllium, magnesium, their physical, chemical, mechanical, technological and operational properties. Corrosion, protection of aviation alloys against corrosion. Non-metallic structural materials (polymers, thermoplastics, thermosets, rubbers). Adhesives and gluing processes. Paints and coatings. Sealing materials. Ceramic materials. Polymer, carbon-carbon, metal, ceramic composite materials.

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Strength of Materials)
Hours: 342
The course covers the equilibrium of solids, and consists of the following main topics. External and internal forces. Elasticity. Method of sections. Shear and moment diagrams. Internal force factors in rods, frames, trusses. Stress-strain state of materials. Cauchy stress tensor. Strength and stiffness calculation. Complex stresses and deflections. Failure theories. Solution procedure for statically indeterminate. Strength analysis of structures under the repeated-variable loads. Stability of structures. Strength of thin-walled shells.

General Arrangement of Aircraft Engines and Power Plants
Hours: 144
This course provides modern insight into the general arrangement of air breathing engines and rocket engines. Topics include: Thrust and its equation. Turbojet. Afterburning turbojet. Turbofan. Afterburning turbofan. Turboshaft. Turboprop. Ramjet. Liquid propellant engine (LPE). Solid fuel rocket engine. Intake. Air compressor. Gas turbine. Combustion chamber. Afterburner. Exhaust system.

Interchangeability and Standardization (Metrology and Standardization)
Hours: 162
The course provides introduction into GD&T, metrology and standardization. Topics include: Quality aspects of mechanical engineering. GD&T, margin of error. Normal law of random error distribution (Gauss's law). Technical measurements. Bearing tolerances and clearances. Threaded joints. Tolerance chains. Gear and splines interchangeability and specification.

Theory of Mechanisms and Machines
Hours: 234*
The objective of the course is to learn methods of kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms to gain experience and practical skills in solving problems related to research of mechanisms and components. Topics include: Structural analysis and classification of mechanisms. Kinematical analysis of mechanisms. Vector loop kinematics and velocity and acceleration diagrams in the investigation of lever mechanisms. Kinematic analysis of simple, planetary and differential gear trains. Dynamic analysis of mechanisms. Friction in kinematic pairs. Motion modes of mechanisms, analysis of mechanisms motion. Structural synthesis of (gear, lever) mechanisms. Coursework.

Vital Activity Safety (Civil Defense)
Hours: 54
Course objective is to provide students with the latest theories, methods and technologies for emergency forecasting, creating models of unexpected emergency spreading, determining the level of risk and providing a set of measures aimed at prevention of an emergency, protection of personnel, population, material and cultural values in case of emergency, localization and liquidation of their consequences. Also to provide students with the latest theories, methods and technologies of safe production methods and of methods for preventing occupational injuries.

Fluid and Gas Dynamics
Hours: 198
The course covers fundamental concepts of fluid and gas dynamics and their application in gas turbine engineering. Topics include: The continuum hypothesis. Euler–Lagrange equation. Parameters at the stagnation point. Flow rate equation. The effect of various influences on the flow of liquid and gas through the channels. Shock waves. Distribution of gas parameters. Potential flow of liquid and gas. Interaction of the potential flow of liquid with solids. Kutta–Joukowski theorem. Potential fluid flow through a cascade. The Euler turbine equation. Supersonic streams with strong influences. Prandtl-Meyer's flow. Oblique shock. Prandtl's equation. Laminar flow of fluid. Hagen–Poiseuille equation. Turbulent flow of fluid. Frictional resistance by Prandtl and Blazius. Three-dimensional flow model. Impact of compressibility and longitudinal gradient of pressure.

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Hours: 108
Topics include: Thermodynamic systems, fluid properties. Energy, work, heat. First law. Cycles. Properties of a pure, simple compressible substance: substances that appear in different phases, ideal gas model. Control volume analysis: conservation of mass and energy. Second law: irreversible and reversible processes, Carnot cycle. Entropy: Clausius inequality, entropy change, entropy balance for closed and open systems, isentropic processes and efficiencies. Air-standard Otto, Diesel and Brayton cycles. Conduction, convection and radiation. Experimental and analytical techniques in convection. Similarity theory in thermodynamics and heat transfer. Modelling of heat/mass transfer processes.

Machine’s Parts and Basics (Foundations of Engineering/Design)
Hours: 216*
This course on modeling, design, integration and best practices for use of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Modeling and analysis of these elements is based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles. Topics include: Temporary and permanent mechanical joints. Transmissions: leadscrew, gear train. Shafts and axles. Rolling and sliding bearings. Main types of mechanical couplings. Strength check analysis of the coupling elements. Kinematical calculations and strength assessment of parts. Strength assessment of transmissions and drives (gear, wave, worm, screw, etc.). Designing and drafting of a gearbox. Development of gearbox mounting units for power elements of an aircraft. Coursework.

Physical and Chemical Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes
Hours: 252
The aim of the course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the existing means of structural material processing from scratch. Topics include: Foundry production. Casting alloys, their classification, physical properties, changes in the structure during heating and melting. Sand mold, plaster mold, shell, permanent mold, centrifugal, investment, die casting. Powder materials. Strengthening using plastic deformation (roller hardening, shot blasting, hydroblasting, electromechanical methods, stamping, ultrasonic impact treatment, using the energy of explosion). Galvanic coating. Physical bases of cutting process (turning, milling, drilling, boring, gear cutting, thread cutting, abrasive machining). Electro-erosive, electrochemical, ultrasonic, electric and laser processing. Severe plastic deformation (SPD). Forging. Stamping. Arc welding Electron beam welding. Friction welding.

Bases of Aviation Engines and Power Plants Designing
Hours: 108
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the basic designing principles of aircraft engines (AE) and power plants (PP). The course contains the following main topics. Methodology and principles for designing AE and PP. Design stages. Technical and economic factors. Standardization and unification in design work. Selection of a design configuration. Reliability criteria. Specific strength parameters. Structure rigidity. Resistance to fatigue. Designing of cyclically loaded parts. Contact strength. Thermal interaction. Light alloys. Stress management and reduction. Construction of parts interconnection. Coordination the shape of the part with the method of its processing. Welded and soldered parts and units. Sheet material parts. Ensuring the manufacturability of assembling and disassembling of parts and units. Means of centering and fixing parts and units. Means of torque transmission.

Hours: 90
The purpose of the course is to provide students with the basic laws of fluid and gas motion and the laws of force interaction between fluids and solids, the equipment of pumps, units of hydraulic systems. Topics include: Basic physical and mechanical properties of liquid and gas. The continuity equation. Density and specific mass. Compressibility. Thermal expansion. Viscosity. Forces that act on the liquid. Basic equation of hydrostatics. Archimedes' Law. Flow rate equation. Euler equations in fluid dynamics. Bernoulli’s equation for the ideal fluid flow and the real fluid flow. The impulse-momentum equation for fluid flow. Flow of fluid in pipes. Hydraulic losses. Laminar and turbulent flow. Sudden and smooth change of the channel area, turn. Local losses. Fluid leakage through holes and nozzles. Calculation of hydraulic pipelines. Unsteady fluid flow in the pipes. Hydraulic impact. Hydraulic machines (pumps). Centrifugal pumps. Gear pumps. Screw pumps. Plate pumps. Radial rotary-piston pumps. Axial rotary-piston pumps. Characteristics of rotary pumps.

Theory and Computation of Impeller Machines (Theory of Turbomachines)
Hours: 324
Topics include: Purposes and classification of flow machines, requirements for them. Turbomachinery design concepts. Energy and angular momentum transfer. Enthalpy of isentropic and polytropic process. Generalized engineering Bernoulli equation. Turbomachine stage, basic parameters, velocity diagrams, stage work, dependence of the flow shape on the stage reaction. Cascades, geometric parameters, relation between flow kinematics and cascade geometry. Axial-flow compressors. Axial-flow compressor stage, the basic parameters, the principle of operation, the purpose of the main elements. Velocity diagrams. Stages with inlet guide vane (IGV). Axial-flow turbines. Stage of an axial-flow turbine, principle of operation, purpose of the main elements, gas thermodynamic processes, velocity diagrams, impulse and reactive stages. Stage of a centrifugal compressor. Principle of operation, purpose of main elements, basic geometric and thermodynamic parameters. Velocity diagrams. Patterns of parameter change along the passage. Performances of turbomachines. Theoretical and actual performances of stages of turbomachines. Performance of the axial compressor, the unstable operation modes and reasons for that. Multi-stage axial compressors and their regulation. Selection of stage parameters for the rated mode. Multi-stage axial-flow turbines, radial turbines and their regulation. Selection of stage parameters for the rated mode. Designing features of the cooled turbine stages. Coursework.

Computer Aided Design Technologies
Hours: 105
This course provides students with a broad introduction into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and modeling with a focus on machinery- and aerospace-specific applications. Students will learn how to use industry-leading CAD software program (SolidWorks) to model design projects, and then create and distribute basic, industry-standard technical drawings. Students gain from this course: ability to construct accurate 2D geometry as well as complex 3D shapes and surface objects, awareness of technical drafting with a focus on industry standards. Students become acquainted with Finite Element Method (FEM). Realization of frequency analysis of design in SolidWorks Simulation. Visualization of results.

Design and Operation Processes of Engines and Power Plants
Hours: 108
The purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with the concepts of design of aircraft engines (AE) and power plants (PP), principles of operation and design of various components of aircraft engines, structural materials, which are used in engines. Contains the following main topics. Main units and power systems of the GTE. Working conditions and load on the main units and engine parts. Design of compressors and their parts. Design of turbines and their parts. Combustion chambers and afterburners. Exhaust and reversing devices. Effect of operating conditions on the change of radial clearance in compressor and turbine. Ecological indicators of the GTE. Means of emission reduction: water injection, catalysts, design measures, their use in GTE for ground and aviation purposes.

Aircraft Power Plants and Accessories
Hours: 162
The aim of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge in designing, and manufacturing of systems and units that are part of the aircraft propulsion system (PS). Topics include: Basic systems. Requirements for PS. Stages of development of the PS. Fuel system. Lubrication system. Elements of fuel and lubrication systems. Starting system of GTE. Main units and their purpose. Gear pumps. Plunger pumps. Axial-piston pumps. Centrifugal pumps. Fuel injectors. Hydro-mechanical drives of stable frequency for electric generators.

Dynamics and Strength of Aircraft Engines and Power Plants
Hours: 180
The purpose of the course is to gain knowledge on the analysis of the design features of aviation GTE, strength analysis of the main structural elements of the engine (working blades, disks and drums, blade joints, shafts, combustion chambers, etc.), structural materials used in engines, loads on the elements of the engine. To give initial knowledge about models of strength reliability of elements of aircraft engine. Topics include: Operating conditions and loads on the main units and engine parts. Gas forces and moments. Inertia forces. Sources of temperature stresses. Strength analysis of the turbine shaft and the flange connection, the drum rotor and the pulling bolt, the centrifugal impeller with the shaft, working blades. Unloading of the airfoil of the working blade from the bending moments from the gas forces by moments from the centrifugal forces. Features of the analysis of blades with shrouds, unevenly heated blades. Contact and labyrinth seals. Calculation of airflow through a labyrinth seals. Design and strength analysis of the working blade joints of compressors and turbines, compressor and turbine discs, and the derivation of the main equations for the stress analysis. Analysis of the thermal stress state of the disk. Analysis of durability and endurance of shells (case of compressors, turbines, combustion chambers, thin-walled shafts). Integration of the engine and the aircraft.

Theory of air-jet engines (Theory of air-breathing engines)
Hours: 270*
Topics include: Propulsion systems (PS) with air-breathing engines (ABE), their parameters, classification, areas of use. Configuration types of ABE. Performance of ABE. Subsonic and supersonic intakes. Surge, high-frequency vibrations and regulation of supersonic intake. Performance and regulation of a compressor. Thermodynamic analysis of the ABE cycle. Regulation programs and joint work of components in a PS. The system of equations describing the joint work of the components of an ABE. Velocity and altitude performance of PS. Unstable operation modes of GTE. Terms of joint operation of components of ABE in unstable processes. Start-up, acceleration and deceleration in ABE, afterburning mode. Coursework.

Economics of Enterprise
Hours: 144
The purpose of the course is to study the theory and methodological foundations of mastering and solve practical tasks of enterprise economic management in a competitive market environment; to give skills and abilities of effective use of material, labor, financial and intellectual resources for production (rendering of services); Ensuring the development of the enterprise based on the innovative-investment model.

Manufacturing Technology of Engines and Power Plants
Hours: 216
The aim of the course is to obtain information about the design of technological processes (TP), to achieve necessary competences and skills to effectively design operations of the TP of manufacturing parts of aircraft engines and to design machining operations using modern equipment and tools. The course is about the technical preparation of production, types of machine industries, and forms of management of TP. In addition, the quality and accuracy of the processing, methods of ensuring accuracy, ways of reducing the influence of the errors of the positioning on the accuracy of processing are considered in detail. Special attention is paid to the construction of a common route of processing, the choice of the place of chemical and thermal treatment, quality assurance and dimensional analysis.

Designing of Aircraft Power Plants and Accessories
Hours: 162
The course aims in giving knowledge and skills, necessary to design systems and units of aircraft power plant (PP). The course deals with general information about aircraft PP components, general structure, operation principle, configuration, main parameters, performance, determination of acting forces, materials and calculation methods of such units: gear-type pumps, plunger pumps, centrifugal pumps, fuel and oil sprayers, starting system.

Designing of Aircraft Engines and Power Plants
Hours: 342*
Topics include: Sources of vibration in aircraft engines. Vibration diagnostics of engines. Calculation of frequencies and forms of self-oscillations of working blades and disks of compressors and turbines as well as shells and shafts. Reducing dangerous vibration of blades, disks, shells and shafts. Critical rotation frequency of a shaft. The concept of a "rigid" and "flexible" shaft. Precession of shafts. Forced rotors oscillations, their causes. Constructive features to control critical rotational speed of shaft. Purpose, main parameters and kinematics of gearboxes. Torsion torque meters. Strength analysis of the propeller shaft. Design of an accessory gearbox. Auxiliary units. Operation and design of rotor bearings of a GTE. Gas and lubrication seals. The selection of roller bearings, their fit in the case and on the shaft. Elastic and damper bearings of rotors. Calculations of the thermal condition of the bearing. Design and calculation of rotor damper. Profiling, performances and calculation of air propeller. Design of direct and indirect action hubs. Design of the hub for variable pitch propeller. Coursework.

Reliability of Aircraft Engines and Power Plants
Hours: 162
Topics include: Economic aspect of reliability. Safety of flights. Reliability as a science. Quantitative characteristics of reliability, and methods of their determination. Mathematical models of failure-free lifetime. Determine the testing time to provide the required level of reliability. Equivalent and cyclic tests. Sudden and gradual failures of aircraft engines and power plants. Complex systems and their characteristics. Use of combinatorial approach to determine the reliability of systems. Reservation. Analysis of engine reliability level. Analysis of the factors that affect the lifetime exhaustion. Methods to confirm the given reliability level.

Aircraft Piston Engines
Hours: 216
Topics include: Principle of operation of 2- and 4-stroke internal combustion engines (ICE). Classification of ICE by process, configuration, design etc. Processes in piston diesel engines. Chemical reactions of combustion process. Propagation velocity of laminar and turbulent flames. Formation of toxic components in exhaust gases. Indicators of the operating process. Effective and mechanical efficiency. Velocity (external and partial), power and torque diagrams. Universal diagram. Tuning diagram. Design features of pistons, rods, crankshafts, cylinders and blocks. Kinematics and dynamics of piston engines. Gas and inertial forces. Balancing of piston engines. Strength analysis of the main parts of a piston engine. ICE fuel supply, cooling, lubrication system and ignition systems.

Engine manufacturing technology
Hours: 198*
Course content. Structural elements and geometric parameters of the cutting tool. Kinematics of the turning. Classification of materials for cutting tools. Classification, technological limits and usability of blade and abrasive cutting tools. Selection of technological equipment for operation. Calculations of cutting modes. Registration of technological documentation. Technology of production of shafts, disks, blades of compressors and gas turbines. Coursework.

Maintenance, Repair and Use of Aircraft Engines in Land Power Plants (Maintenance, Repair and Use of Aircraft Engines as Industrial Gas Turbines)
Hours: 270
Topics include: Industrial gas turbines based on gas turbine engines (GTE). Constructive schemes of industrial and sea-usage GTE. Gas turbine power plant (PP) with regeneration, reheating and intercooling, with the utilization of exhaust gases heat. Cogeneration in petrochemical production. GTE in a gas turbine power plant. GTE and PP for ships. Turbine corrosion. Protective coating of blades. GTE in railway transport. Tank GTE. Methods of reducing the emission level: injection of water into the combustion chamber; catalytic purification; "Dry" method of reducing NOX. Acoustic properties of GTE and mufflers. Means to prevent the dust entering to gas path. Existing methods for determining the causes of failures and malfunctions. Non-destructive testing methods. Optical-visual methods of aircraft diagnostics. Vibrations analysis of different structures using the example of the GTE and the bearing unit.

Academic Training
Hours: 108

Introductory Training
Hours: 108

Industrial Training
Hours: 108

* hours of corresponding coursework were added to the course hours