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Power Boosting of Jet Engines by Reheat

Power Boosting of Jet Engines by Reheat IT is well known that aircraft designers and operators are never satisfied for very long with the power available from the engines installed in their aeroplanes. They arc always demanding overload power or some form of boosting for special conditions such as takeoff on elevated or tropical airfields or for interceptor aircraft during climbs. In the case of turbojet engines, one way of achieving this is by reheating or, perhaps less ambiguously, afterburning. There have been many references to this form of boosting which would lead one to assume that it is a very recent idea in fact, a Meteor aircraft was flying with an experimental reheat power boosting system as long ago as 1944. While the system suffered from a number of troubles, it is of more than historical interest and some account of its performance may be useful in assessing the potential value of reheat. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

Power Boosting of Jet Engines by Reheat

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/eb031699
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Abstract

IT is well known that aircraft designers and operators are never satisfied for very long with the power available from the engines installed in their aeroplanes. They arc always demanding overload power or some form of boosting for special conditions such as takeoff on elevated or tropical airfields or for interceptor aircraft during climbs. In the case of turbojet engines, one way of achieving this is by reheating or, perhaps less ambiguously, afterburning. There have been many references to this form of boosting which would lead one to assume that it is a very recent idea in fact, a Meteor aircraft was flying with an experimental reheat power boosting system as long ago as 1944. While the system suffered from a number of troubles, it is of more than historical interest and some account of its performance may be useful in assessing the potential value of reheat.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 1948

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