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How Jet Engines Work - The Science behind it

A jet engine is a type of engine that uses the heat of an explosion to turn a turbine that generates power to turn propellers.

A jet engine works by using a gas to create thrust. The gas is burned in a combustion chamber which then creates a high-pressure air stream. This air stream is then directed into the engine's nozzle where it is accelerated to high speeds. This high-speed air then creates thrust which propels the aircraft forward.

Jet engines work on the Brayton cycle.



Types of jet engine

There are many types of jet engines, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.


Turbojets are the most common type of jet engine, and they are the most efficient type of jet engine. Turbojets use a fan to speed air over the engine, which creates a high-pressure area that forces the air through the engine. Turbojets are used in aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters.

Turbofan engines are a slightly more efficient type of jet engine that uses a fan to speed air over the engine. turbofans use a swirl mechanism to help the air enter and exit the engine. turbofans are used in aircraft and UAVs.

Turbojet engines

Turbojet engines are one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft engines. They are also one of the most reliable aircraft engines. They are very popular because they are fast and efficient.

Turbojet engines use a gas turbine to create thrust. This engine is different from other aircraft engines because it uses a compressor to reduce the air pressure. Then, the turbine uses this reduced air pressure to create thrust.

The turbojet engine is very fast. It can create speeds of up to Mach 2.0. This means that it can travel twice as fast as other aircraft engines.


Turbofan jet engines

Turbofan engines are a type of jet engine that use the principles of jet propulsion to create thrust. Unlike other types of jet engines, a turbofan engine relies on a series of blades embedded in the rotor to create the thrust. The blades are located near the front of the engine, which allows the engine to generate more thrust than a traditional engine.

A turbofan engine is often compared to a propeller because of its similarity in operation. Like a propeller, the blades on a turbofan engine are designed to create thrust by pushing air through the engine. However, the blades on a turbofan engine are much larger and heavier which are its main disadvantages

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