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NEHRU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COIMBATORE-641105

INTERNAL TESTIII III SEM B.E. (AE) ELEMENTS OF AERONAUTICS TIME: 90 MINUTES MAX.MARKS: 50 marks
PART A 9X 2 =18 marks

(ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS)

1. Define specific impulse of rocket. 2. What is jet thrust? 3. Define Mach number 4. Define absolute altitude? 5. Write down the difference between reciprocating and gas turbine engines? 6. What is cryogenic propellant? Give example. 7. Explain the term Empennage? 8. Define Airfoil. 9. What is the purpose of elevator?

PART B

2 X 16 = 32 marks

(ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS)

1. a) Define an aerofoil & explain its nomenclature? (8) b) Define center of pressure, coefficient of pressure, Mach number& aerodynamic center? (8) (or) 2. a) Express lift and drag of an aerofoil in terms of normal and axial force. (10) b) State the points to be observed for pressure distribution on an aerofoil. (6)

3. a) Explain with neat sketches the construction details and working of a Bypass engine and explain its merits and demerits? (10) b) Distinguish between turbojet and turboprop? (or) 4. a) Explain with the help of neat sketch, the principle operation of rocket & enumerate the types of rocket?(8) b) State the advantages & disadvantages of liquid and solid propellant rocket engines? (8) (6)

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