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Gas Turbine Aircraft Engine Design and Operation

Posted on October 3, 2022 by Peter Rogers
Conventional gas turbine jet engines, such as the turbofan, have been around for years.They electricity almost all commercial aircraft and are extremely reliable.Each time you board a commercial aircraft, this technology is providing safe and effective ability to get you to your destination.A gas turbine engine varies greatly in design from the motor in your car.Air enters the front of the engine via the fan section, which runs on the N1 or low-pressure shaft...

Aviation's Hypersonic Challenge

Posted on September 11, 2022 by Peter Rogers
Almost 60 years ago, the sound barrier was thought impossible to pass.Yet soon after the X-1's victory, programs were already in the works to take us beyond Mach 1 and to supersonic flight (Mach 1- Mach 5).But to cross another barrier of hypersonic flight (any speed greater than Mach 5), drastic problems would have to be over come in design, propulsion, and building materials that were presently unavailable...