Lecture:- Development of Rocket Engines – a Chief Engineer & Technologist Perspective
Liquid propellant rocket engines are extreme power density devices that produce incredible amounts of power in extreme environments. The thrust produced by a single Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is more than 20 F-15 fighter jet turbofan engine thrust combined; the total power output of the three SSMEs used on the Space Shuttle is equivalent to the power of 23 Hoover dams; operating temperatures are greater than any mechanical system known to man – from 6000˚ F in the combustion chamber to - 423˚ F just a few inches away.
Developing these engines requires hardware knowledge, experience, access to unique and costly test facilities, state-of-the-art tools and technologies, highly capable well-educated staff, and good engineering and financial acumen.
In this lecture, the speaker will cover the highlights of the engine development process from the perspective of a chief engineer who, with his/her team, is responsible from concept definition to flight hardware production. In addition, engineering challenges and technology needs of current and future direction of the space propulsion industry and the emerging global competition will be given.
時間：2016.11.07(一) 15:00 ~ 16:30
地點：香港科技大學 李兆基校園 盧家驄薈萃樓 高研院演講廳
講者：Dr Munir Sindir (Former Senior Director of Engineering, Aerospace Rocketdyne)