Courses / Mechanical Engineering / 3 units / ME 12N: The Jet Engine

The Jet Engine

ME 12N
3 units
June 26 - August 4, 2017
Section 1   M, W, F  1:30PM - 2:50PM

Preference to freshmen. This seminar describes how a jet engine works with examples given from modern commercial and military engines.  We then explore the technologies and sciences required to understand them including thermodynamics, turbomachinery, combustion, advanced materials, cooling technologies, and testing methods. Visits to research laboratories, examination of a partially disassembled engine, and probable operation of a small jet engine.


High school physics and preferably calculus


  • Enrollment limited. Preference to rising Stanford freshmen and sophomores who haven’t had the opportunity to take an IntroSem previously.

  • Instructor is John Eaton, Professor with the Stanford Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • This course follows a non-standard schedule. Please see the Summer Session Non-Standard Schedule Calendar for special deadlines.

  • Prerequisite is strictly enforced


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