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The Design and Development of the TwinCentaurus PowerPlant for the Bristol Brabazon

The Design and Development of the TwinCentaurus PowerPlant for the Bristol Brabazon The adaptation of eight Centaurus engines, grouped in pairs, to drive airscrews presenting only four disks to the air stream in the Bristol Brabazon is described, including their submersion within the wing thickness, and special cooling arrangements. The reasons chosen for the layout of the power plant are given. Description of the design of the dualreduction gear includes the primary and auxiliary drives, freewheels, and propeller shafts. The operating system of the propellers is briefly reviewed. The plant used and programme for testing, including fire precautions and detection and an actual engine fire test, are described. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

The Design and Development of the TwinCentaurus PowerPlant for the Bristol Brabazon

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 23 (5): 10 – May 1, 1951

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/eb032028
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Abstract

The adaptation of eight Centaurus engines, grouped in pairs, to drive airscrews presenting only four disks to the air stream in the Bristol Brabazon is described, including their submersion within the wing thickness, and special cooling arrangements. The reasons chosen for the layout of the power plant are given. Description of the design of the dualreduction gear includes the primary and auxiliary drives, freewheels, and propeller shafts. The operating system of the propellers is briefly reviewed. The plant used and programme for testing, including fire precautions and detection and an actual engine fire test, are described.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1951

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