Engines 01

OPENING QUESTION:  Please sketch and lable a WWI fighter engine, a turboprop engine and a jet engine (Thank You!)

 

LEARNING GOAL FOR TODAY:

WORDS O' THE DAY:

  • Thurst ("forward pushing force")
  • Air Friction ("resists forward motion")
  • Lift ("Lower pressure, upward pull")
  • Weight ("downward pull")
  • Propeller ("Pulls Air")
  • Jet Engine ("Pulls and Pushes Air")
  • Ram Jet Engine ("SLAMS Air")
  • ScramJet (?)

WORK O' THE DAY:

Eninge!

Biplane:

Biplane (notice the similarity to a car engine)

In fact, the engine that powered most WWI bi-planes was a little more than half the horsepower of my FRS.

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine was the engine used in the British "Spitfire" in WWII:

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TurboJet
Jet Engine

 

Now let's take a gander at our baby:

Let's say you're a jet engine designer and your tasked with designing the engines for the SR71 Blackbird.

Take a few moments and talk with your group-- list as many design challenges as you can

 

Now let's see how the famous engineers at Lockheeds "Skunk Works" plant solved those issues (HERE)

Now let's take a look at SCRAMJET technology.... any thoughts before we start?

Here's the first prototype --- take a quick gander on your chromies and see how it performed.