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Gas Turbine Core Engine

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Animated computer drawing of gas turbine core n high speed rotation

Button to Make Engine Button to Display Low Speed Rotation Button to Display High Speed Rotation Button to Stop Action

Every gas turbine engine has a combustion section (red), a compressor (cyan) and a turbine (magenta). The compressor, burner, and turbine are called the core of the engine, since all gas turbines have these components. The core is also referred to as the gas generator since the output of the core is hot exhaust gas.


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by Tom Benson
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Last Updated Thu, Jun 12 04:47:01 PM EDT 2014 by Tom Benson