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2 Contents History Types of Jet engines Major components Working
Advanced Jet planes

3 History of Jet Engines • Sir Isaac Newton in the 18th century was the first to theorize that a rearward-channeled explosion could propel a machine forward at a great rate of speed. This theory was based on his third law of motion. As the hot air blasts backwards through the nozzle the plane moves forward. • Henri Giffard built an airship which was powered by the first aircraft engine, a three-horse power steam engine. It was very heavy, too heavy to fly. • In 1874, Felix de Temple, built a monoplane that flew just a short hop down a hill with the help of a coal fired steam engine. • Otto Daimler in the late 1800's, invented the first gasoline engine.

4 • In 1903, the Wright Brothers flew, "The Flyer", with a 12 horse power gas powered engine.
• From 1903, the year of the Wright Brothers first flight, to the late 1930s the gas powered reciprocating internal-combustion engine with a propeller was the sole means used to propel aircraft. • It was Frank Whittle, a British pilot, who designed the first turbo jet engine in 1930.The first Whittle engine successfully flew in April, 1937. This engine featured a multistage compressor, and a combustion chamber, a single stage turbine and a nozzle. • The first jet airplane to successfully use this type of engine was the German Heinkel He 178 invented by Hans Von Ohain. It was the world's first turbojet powered flight. 

5 The W2/700 engine flew in the Gloster E
The W2/700 engine flew in the Gloster E.28/39, the first British aircraft to fly with a turbojet engine, and the Gloster Meteor.




9 A jet engine is an engine that discharges a fast moving jet of fluid to generate thrust in accordance with Newton's third law of motion.

10 Types Of Jet engines Water Jets Motor Jets Turbo jets Turbo fans
Rockets Ramjets

11 TURBO JET ENGINES Working principle Jet engines are also called as gas turbines. The engine sucks air in at the front with a fan. A compressor raises the pressure of the air. The compressed air is then sprayed with fuel and an electric spark lights the mixture. The burning gases expand and blast out through the nozzle, at the back of the engine. As the jets of gas shoot backward, the engine and the aircraft are thrust forward.


13 Major components Air intake Compressors Combustors Turbines Nozzles
Fuel system Cooling system

14 Intermediate components
Turbo pumps Afterburners( reheat) Thrust reversers


16 AIR INTAKE Fan-The fan is a first component in a turbo fan.
The large spinning fan sucks in large quantity of air. Most of the fan blades are made up of titanium. It then speeds this air up and splits it into two parts. One part continues through the “core” or center of the jet engine, where it is acted upon by other jet engine components.

17 The second part “bypasses” the core of the jet engine
The second part “bypasses” the core of the jet engine. It goes through a duct which surrounds the core to the back of jet engine where it produces much of force that propels the airplane forward. This cooler air helps to quiet the jet engine as well as adding thrust to the jet engine.


19 Compressor - The compressor is the first
component in the jet engine core. The compressor is made up of fans with many blades and attached to a shaft. The compressor squeezes the air that enters it into progressively smaller areas, resulting in an increase in the air pressure. This results in an increase in the energy potential of the air. The squashed air is forced into the combustion chamber.


21 Combustor - In the combustor the air is mixed with fuel
and then ignited. There are as many as 20 nozzles to spray fuel into the air stream. The mixture of air and fuel catches fire. This provides a high temperature, high-energy airflow. The fuel burns with the oxygen in the compressed air, producing hot expanding gases. The inside of the combustor is often made of ceramic materials to provide a heat-resistant chamber. The heat can reach 2700°.

22 Turbine - The high-energy airflow coming
out of the combustor goes into the turbine, causing the turbine blades to rotate. The turbines are linked by a shaft to turn the blades in the compressor and to spin the intake fan at the front. This rotation takes some energy from the high-energy flow that is used to drive the fan and the compressor. The gases produced in the combustion chamber move through the turbine and spin its blades.

23 The turbines of the jet spin around thousands of times
The turbines of the jet spin around thousands of times. They are fixed on shafts which have several sets of ball-bearing in between them.

24 Nozzle - The nozzle is the exhaust duct of the
jet engine. This is the jet engine part which actually produces the thrust for the plane. The energy depleted airflow that passed the turbine, in addition to the colder air that bypassed the engine core, produces a force when exiting the nozzle that acts to propel the engine, and therefore the airplane, forward. The combination of the hot air and cold air are expelled and produce an exhaust, which causes a forward thrust.

25 The nozzle may be preceded by a mixer, which
combines the high temperature air coming from the jet engine core with the lower temperature air that was bypassed in the fan. The mixer helps to make the jet engine quieter.

26 Variable Exhaust Nozzle, on the GE F404-400 low-bypass turbofan installed on a Boeing F-18


28 Turbopumps Turbo pumps are centrifugal pumps which are spun
by gas turbines and are used to raise the propellant pressure above the pressure in the combustion chamber so that it can be injected and burnt. Turbo pumps are very commonly used with rockets, but ramjets and turbojets also have been known to use them.

29 Afterburners (reheat)
Due to temperature limitations with the gas turbines, jet engines do not consume all the oxygen in the air ('run stochiometric'). Afterburners burn the remaining oxygen after exiting the turbines, but usually do so inefficiently due to the low pressures existing at this part of the jet engine; however this gains thrust, which can be useful.

30 Thrust reversers Thrust reversal, also called reverse thrust, is the temporary diversion of an aircraft engine's exhaust or changing of propeller pitch so that the thrust produced is directed forward, rather than aft. This acts against the forward travel of the aircraft, providing deceleration.



33 Feul system Apart from providing fuel to the engine, the fuel system is also used to control propeller speeds, compressor airflow and cool lubrication oil. Fuel is usually introduced by an atomized spray, the amount of which is controlled automatically depending on the rate of airflow.

34 . It also increases the energy extracted by the turbine which drives the compressor even faster and so there is an increase in air flowing into the engine as well.

35 Cooling system Cooling air then passes through complex passages within the turbine blades. After removing heat from the blade material, the air (now fairly hot) is vented, via cooling holes, into the main gas stream. Cover plates are incoperated on blades

36 This acts as a centrifugal compressor to pressurize the cooling air before it enters the blade. Another solution is to use an ultra-efficient turbine rim seal to pressurize the area where the cooling air passes across to the rotating disc.





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