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How Jet Engines Work

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If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.


  1. Use the Internet to find the function of the main parts of a jet engine and complete the table of jet engine parts shown below. Use the following sites to guide your search.
    HOW JET ENGINES WORK LINKS
 NASA Glenn Research Center
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/shortp.html

How Jet Engines Work
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/UEET/StudentSite/engines.html

  1. Picture of all of the parts of a jet engine

     

    JET ENGINE PARTS

    IMAGE OF PART

    PART FUNCTION

    Fan

    Picture of the jet engine fan

     

     

     

     

    By-pass Duct

     

    Picture of bypass duct

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Compressor

    Picture of compressor

     

     

    Combustor

    Picture of combustor

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Turbine

    Picture of turbine

     

     

     

    Nozzle

    Picture of nozzle

     

     

     

     

  2. Name the four main types of gas turbines (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/trbtyp.html) demonstrated below and give their functions.

    NAME OF ENGINE

    DIAGRAM OF GAS TURBINE

    MAIN APPLICATION OF ENGINE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Diagrams used in this table have the following Copyright (C) 1995, 1996, 1997 Allison Engine Company. All rights reserved.

  3. The reaction produced by a jet engine is based on Newton's ____________ law of motion.

     

  4. Explain Newton's law of motion referred to in Question 3.

     

  5. Give two examples of applications of Newton's law of motion other than jet engines.

Related Pages:
Standards
Worksheet
Propulsion Activity Index
Propulsion Index

 

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