Air Intake Systems of Jet Engines
Jet Engines revolutionized air travel since their inception the late 1930s. These amazing aircraft engines were so powerful they were capable of outpace, maneuver, and just downright outperform any other plane before it by an extraordinary margin. They completely changed the way wars, travel, and deliveries were handled after their inception. Travelling on jet engine powered planes, we are all familiar with the baggage travelling has, however, before jet engines it took 25 hours to fly from Los Angeles to New York. Today, people save time and even have much interest in what the jet engine made possible they go to air shows showcasing the extraordinary abilities of these aircraft equipped with jet engines. The maneuvers and speeds these aircraft achieve is incredible.But how do these incredible engines work?
Jet engines get their power from thrust. Thrust is achieved by consuming extraordinary amounts of air that is brought into the engine by aircraft propellers that spin at a very fast rate. In today’s jet engines, the fan alone can produce nearly 90% of the thrust. After the fans get up to speed, the engines compressor compresses the air to make it ready to be introduced to the fuel and be ignited. Once fuel is added to the compressed air, the mixture becomes very unstable and a spark ignites the mixture, then all the air and fire is blown out at extremely high thrust pressures.