So exactly how does a Jet Engine Work
Jet Engines have been crucial to thrusting rockets into space, putting the first man on the moon as well as giving land based vehicles incredible thrust to achieve record breaking speeds and break land-speed records. In this articles you’ll get the answer to “How does Jet Engine work” You might be wondering what the difference is between a Jet Engine and an Internal Combustion Engine which is found in cars and trucks. Well an internal combustion engine converts energy created from the up and down movement of pistons into a rotary movement.
To answer your question How does a Jet Engine Work ,simply put, it’s by creating massive amounts of thrust and in turn propelling aircraft/land vehicles forward with huge speed. Jet Engines also go by the name Gas Turbine engines.
The engine is designed to suck in huge amounts of air. The first Fan at the front has blades designed to achieve maximum suction pressure. The air enters the engine at about 1000km/hr (600mph). From here the air moves to a second internal fan where there is an internal compressor that increases the air pressure once the air enters it. This fan compresses the air roughly by eight times. It also slows the air down to about 400km/hr (240mph). The compressor creates increased air pressure with the blades which end up squeezing the air. The compressed air gets sprayed in gas/fuel and a fuel chamber and a spark ignites the air/fuel mixture. The mixture burns at about 900°C. From here the burning gas moves past a third set of blades and exits the engine via a thin nozzle. The air at the back is moving twice as fast as the air entering the engine and this in turn propels the engine forward.
So how does a Jet Engine work. To sum it all up it’s by compressing air and igniting it with fuel which releases plenty of thrust. One famous YouTube nutter has engineered a Jet Kart which is absolutely mental and has us thinking “why o why did he not wear a helmet?”