Propulsion covers all aspects of the design, manufacture, installation and operation of existing and new air vehicle propulsion concepts. Its scope includes aerodynamics, materials, control systems, health monitoring, noise, pollution, airworthiness, safety, maintainability, testing techniques and facilities and the management of development and operating costs.
The Combined Propulsion Technical Activity Committee (CPTAC) is a collaboration in the area of aerospace propulsion between the relevant RAeS Specialist Group and the IMechE Technical Advisory Committee. It benefits from the expertise of both parent Societies’ members and covers all aspects of the design, manufacture, installation and operation of existing and new air vehicle propulsion concepts
The aim of CPTAC is to promote interest in aerospace propulsion to the widest possible community. Members of CPTAC reflect this broad aim, coming from industry, academia (staff and students), operators, government departments and regulatory bodies. CPTAC provides technical advice to both Societies on propulsion-related topics, covering powered aircraft, space vehicles, missiles and auxiliary power units.
The Group organises a range of events and their annual conference alternates between being hosted by the IMechE and the Society.
The Whittle Reactionaries Prize aims to stimulate innovative solutions to aerospace propulsion problems – to help uncover the engineers who are contributing to the next great leap.
The prize is open to engineers in education (undergraduate or post graduate) or those working in UK industry who graduated in the last three years.
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