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Jet Engines Engine Review Back to School – Spring Break is Over!
Overview Basic Engines Scientific Terms Reciprocating Engines Laws of Physics Jet Engines How Jet Engines Operate Types of Jet Engines Reversers and Suppressors
FLIGHT POWER Objectives Understand Functions in the Jet Engine Basic SectionsUnderstand Functions in the Jet Engine Basic Sections Know Gas Turbine Engine Basic System PartsKnow Gas Turbine Engine Basic System Parts
How Jet Engines Operate ã Compared to reciprocating engines, the theoretical workings of the jet engine are simple.
Turbojet Engines ã Most widely used jet engine in the world ã Same basic operational sequence q Air enters through the intake section q Goes through the mechanical compressor q Forced into the combustion chamber, mixes with fuel, and burns q Escapes out through the exhaust nozzle = THRUST
Advantages of Turbine Engines Vibration stress is relieved ã Engine is simpler Cooling is less complicated Disadvantages of Turbine Engines High fuel consumption ã Poor performance at low-power setting, low speeds and low altitudes
Thrust ãPower of a jet engine is expressed in pounds of thrust Thrust = Weight of air x acceleration
Summary Basic Engines Scientific Terms Reciprocating Engines Laws of Physics Jet Engines How Jet Engines Operate Types of Jet Engines Reversers and Suppressors
Ramjet Engines Turbo Fan Turbo Prop Turbo Shaft Types of Jet Engines
Ramjet Engines ã Simplest Jet Engine ãContains no moving parts ã Fuel is injected into the airstream and is ignited by a spark ã Will not function until enough air is coming through the intake to create a high- pressure flow ã Theoretically has no maximum speed Types of Jet Engines
Uses the force of hot flowing gases striking a turbine to produce thrust Know the four basic types Know the parts Know what and afterburner is: fuel injected into exhaust under pressure – velocity increased Turbine Engines - Summary