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55th Aero-Propulsion Short Course Scheduled at Space Institute in April

A short course in “Aero-Propulsion Systems, Technology, Test and Evaluation” is scheduled for April 24-28 at The University of Tennessee Space Institute.

Roy J. Schulz and Roger A. Crawford, long-time professors at UTSI, are course directors. Schulz has 41 years experience in the aerospace field, and Crawford has 40 years of research and development experience in fluid mechanics, high temperature gas dynamics, and propulsion.

Fee for the course is $1,299. Registration and other information may be obtained from Becky Stines, director of continuing education at UTSI, (931) 393-7276, Queries may be addressed to her at UTSI, MS 15, B.H. Goethert Parkway, Tullahoma, Tenn., 37388-9700.

“This is the 55th offering of this unique course, designed to present an overview of aero-propulsion system performance, engine operability and technologies, and test and evaluation processes,” Stines said. It has been updated and presented at least once annually since 1964, when the Space Institute first opened. It was first organized and presented by the late B.H. Goethert, first director and dean of UTSI.

Schulz, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, spent 15 years at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) as staff, project, and research engineer. During his 26 years at UTSI, he has been research specialist, supervisor, and manager as well as professor.

Crawford, Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at UTSI, is a graduate of the Institute. He served as director of propulsion tests at AEDC and conducted research on axial flow compressors and rocket engine turbo pumps. He and Schulz are both Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Stines, noting that this course has a large number of lecturers, said participants may “wish to bring an empty box or suitcase in which to pack these notes.”

The self-supporting short course program has been a vital part of UTSI’s educational program since it was established, Stines said, with 15 or more courses held each year both on and off campus, attracting “students from all over the country and around the world.”