• To introduce elements of airbreathing propulsion from the viewpoint of flight dynamic modeling of the thrust vector and the rate of fuel consumption.

  • To discuss the characteristics and operational limitations of airbreathing engines—such as piston propeller, turbine, and ramjet—in a comprehensive and self-contained manner.

  • To present a numerical model for the thrust and specific fuel consumption of a low-bypass turbofan engine to be utilized in subsequent simulation examples of airplane trajectories.


Mach Number Piston Engine Turbofan Engine Shaft Power Advance Ratio 
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