Master Track Coordinator/ Profile Advisor Mark Voskuijl
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Flight Performance & Propulsion

Flight Performance and Propulsion

The master track Flight Performance and Propulsion teaches students about design aspects of innovative solutions for the modern and next-generation aircraft, and about cutting-edge engines, their components and power systems. Therefore, aircraft-engine integration is also an important topic in the lectures we provide, and of research performed by our group. These research areas are highly relevant if we want to contribute to the ambitious targets to reduce the environmental impact of aviation, as proposed by the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE).

Our mission is to advance the design of innovative aircraft configurations and propulsion concepts, by exploration of:

  • new technologies and unconventional airplane configurations
  • advanced flight physics modelling to improve the prediction and simulation of air-vehicle  performance
  • new methods and tools to improve the quality effectiveness of the design process

The research and education activities within this Master track are pursued and coordinated by two full time professors, one part-time professor, four assistant professors and five dedicated lecturers.

Each of the staff members has a different expertise, varying from air-breathing propulsion systems, turbo-machinery and power systems to flight mechanics and aircraft design and integration.

The knowledge and competences within the Flight Performance and Propulsion section are therefore grouped in three key areas:

  • Propulsion and Power
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Aircraft Design & Design Methodologies

The educational programme is designed to provide the  students with in-depth fundamental knowledge of these key areas.

Didactic approach of the MSc track
You will be guided to build your MSc track and profile specific knowledge through courses, practicals, and assignments followed by the MSc Orientation Project. Your MSc is completed by a directed internship and a supervised final MSc project.

Learning objectives of the MSc track
The objective of this MSc track are:

  • to understand the process of design and the importance of design methodologies in improving the design;
  • to understand the product development process applied within and outside aerospace;
  • to understand the various elements of the propulsion system, their fundamentals and their interaction;
  • to understand how research and science can contribute to improvement of the product development process;
  • to develop the ability to design in a scientific and/or applied manner;
  • the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.



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