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Aerospace Technology at Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering / PhD

Course status

HAC accredited, existing course in English language in 2011/2012

Starting date(s) (following optional prep. course)


Max number of students


Min number of students


Duration of the course

3 semesters (15 months)

Language requirements

English language (TOEFL test score of 550 or the new computer based score 213, / IELTS score of 5.0)

The goal of the PhD section in aerospace engineering is to train dipl. aerospace engineers, who are able to study:

Aerodynamic, structural and statistical fundamentals of aircraft design. Airworthiness requirements. Theoretical basics of aircraft analysis. Up-to-date methods. Fundamentals of aircraft engine design. Design aspects, methods and resources. Mathematical models in aircraft operation and design. Fundamentals of aircraft and rotorcraft flight mechanics.

Forces and moments in typical flight configurations. Steady and unsteady aerodynamic models, vortex panel methods, CFD applications. Equations of aircraft motions, flight dynamics, stability and control. Flight qualities, aero elasticity.

Basic types of gas turbine engines. Operation, analysis and calculations of thermogasdynamic parameters of aircraft engines: turbojet. turbofan. turboprop, turboshaft, propfan, ramjet, scramjet engines. Speed-altitude characteristics. Twin and three spool engines. Aircraft engines with variable cycles. Off-design operation of the engines. Transient behaviour of

gas turbine engines. Operation analysis and calculation of processes in components: Inlet diffusers (subsonic, supersonic), compressors (centrifugal, axial), combustion chambers,

turbines, nozzles, afterburners. Characteristics. Control of aircraft gas turbine engines. Role of FADEC. Effect of engine installation on the thrust. Basic viewpoints of Airplane-frame and engine fitting. Reciprocating internal combustion engines for aircraft. Characteristics. Turbocharging and supercharging of engines. Cooling and lubricating systems. Balancing of mass.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics