ERIC Number: ED336270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
A Layman's Guide to Thrust Engine Development for Super/Hyper Sonic Flight.
Thiesse, James L.
The intention of this paper is to discuss the advances in thrust engines from the initial development of the J58/SR-71 (JT11D-20) of the U.S. Air Force's SR-71 Blackbird to the development of the RAM and SCRAM engines necessary to propel the new generations of high-flying super-speed aircraft. Engineering complexities suggest that the engines and their development cannot be fully discussed without referring to the airframe and the integrated design and manufacturing required for the aircraft. A description of the turbojet engine, the fanjet engine, SR-71 development, and the Scramjet system are included. A picture of the F110-GE-100 engine airflow is appended. (KR)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Adapted from a Paper presented at the International Technology Education Association Conference (Salt Lake City, UT, March 18-22, 1991).