Friday, June 29, 2007

My Jet

Since I've been back from Europe the majority of my life has been consumed by uni, more specifically my final year project which is the design, build and analysis of a jet engine. The design and build stage is well and truly done, and I'm well on my way with the analysis.
For the key part of the engine I've used a car turbo, which can be seen in this photo. The right hand side of the turbo is the air inlet, the stainless tube which can be seen hanging from the turbo is the combustion chamber, and finally the jet nozzle can be seen in the left side of the photo. The engine runs on LPG, same as your BBQ, and is controlled from the instrument panel shown in this photo. This picture points out most of the different parts of the engine and where everything's going. The engine develops up to around 35N of thrust, which isn't bad considering the size of the turbo. No doubt I'll have some more photos to post soon about this as I'll be spending the next couple of months finalizing the write up of the thesis.
Oh and if anyone can come up with some ideas for a name for this engine feel free to let me know.

1 comment:

Alcifer said...

You like to be in control of a powerful thrust, right?