A Conversation for Jet Engines
Rocket Rod Started conversation Aug 15, 2001
Just a point that seem to have been overlooked in this artical
The common turbine (jet) engine consists of two major components.These being a rotating shaft bearing multiple rows of blades (the fans). And a static body also containing multiple rows of blades (diaphragms). These are arranged alternately although the blade pitch in the diaphragms is opposite to that of the fans. This arrangement \ / \ / \ / \ / \ keeps the air-flow almost straight, without it the flow would spiral to such a degree that thrust would be negligable.
Hoovooloo Posted Aug 16, 2001
Thanks for that! I learned a great deal writing this entry, and the learning continues. I've often wondered why the turbine rotors and stators are arranged like that...
For a couple more linked articles, look out for (or search for) an upcoming entry on Rockets and Jets and another on the Bussard ramjet.
Rocket Rod Posted Aug 17, 2001
We all live and learn
I've been building/maintaining power/marine turbine/diesel installations for the last 25 odd years.
Rocket still keeping the lights on
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