Jet Propulsion - Jet Propulsion I've grudgingly included...

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Jet Propulsion I've grudgingly included this section by popular request. Rocket and turbojet engines are fabulous technological achievements--But they're so simple the animations are boring! ...At least I think so. You be the judge! Rocket The rocket engine is the simplest of this family, so I'll start with it. In order to work in outer space, rocket engines must carry their own supply of oxygen as well as fuel. The mixture is injected into the combustion chamber where it burns continuously. The high- pressure gas escapes through the nozzle, causing thrust in the opposite direction. To illustrate the principle yourself, inflate a toy balloon and release it (without tying it off!). . ..rocket propulsion at its simplest. Turbojet
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The turbojet employs the same principle as the rocket. It burns oxygen from the atmosphere instead of carrying a supply along. Notice the similarities: Fuel continuously burns inside a combustion chamber just like the rocket. The expanding gasses escape out the nozzle generating
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2009 for the course AEROSPACE engine taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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