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Guide to Propulsion and EngineSim
Fuel and Air Relationships
Subject Area: Physics
Grade Level: 11-12
as Inquiry: Understanding about scientific inquiry.
Science: Motions and forces.
and Technology: Understandings about science and technology.
research tools - use content-specific tools, software and simulations
to support learning and research.
research tools - select and use appropriate tools and technology
resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
the explanation given below, use EngineSim and information found on
the World Wide Web to complete the activity on the relationship between
the atmosphere and jet fuel. You will discover how much air is required
to pass through a jet engine in order to effectively burn fuel.
EngineSim, which was
created at NASA Glenn Research Center to illustrate an example of their
research, simulates the aero-thermodynamics of a jet turbine engine. With
this software you can learn about different types of jet engines and how
they work. You can change the operating conditions and even design your
own turbine engine. EngineSim is intended for science and math students
from secondary schools through undergraduate engineering. In some parts
of the package, there are problems that you must solve using EngineSim.
In other parts, you are free to experiment.
is a Java applet
which you can also download from the World Wide Web at
Guide to Propulsion, a NASA Web site that helps you better understand
aircraft engine propulsion, can be used as a reference.
you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on your understanding of
physics concepts and how they apply to propulsion.
be able to use EngineSim and the Beginner's Guide to Propulsion to help
you understand the activity on fuel and air relationships.
Patrick J. Kelley, Medina County Career Center, Medina, Ohio
Propulsion Activity Index