Evolution and Mechanical Functionality of Aeronautical Propulsion Systems

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AERONAUTICAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS This report is an investigation into the evolution and mechanical functionality of aeronautical propulsion systems, from the early attempts at propulsion to modern propulsion system such as propeller, internal combustion engine, ramjet engine and gas turbine. As this report will focus of aeronautical propulsion systems, rocket propulsion systems are almost exclusively involved in astronautics and will not be discussed. As an engineer will have to decide the best combination of engine and thrust device to attach to an aircraft. This report covers the technical developments in the advancement in propulsion systems. This is in conjunction with social, environmental and safety impacts an engineer must have…show more content…
AERONAUTICAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS This report is an investigation into the evolution and mechanical functionality of aeronautical propulsion systems, from the early attempts at propulsion to modern propulsion system such as propeller, internal combustion engine, ramjet engine and gas turbine. As this report will focus of aeronautical propulsion systems, rocket propulsion systems are almost exclusively involved in astronautics and will not be discussed. As an engineer will have to decide the best combination of engine and thrust device to attach to an aircraft. This report covers the technical developments in the advancement in propulsion systems. This is in conjunction with social, environmental and safety impacts an engineer must have overcome is also to be covered in this investigation. The inclusion of mathematical procedures is avoided as far as possible to focus on clear and concise content. Many Different sources were used for this investigation including: Websites, books and active INTRODUCTION Essential to every aircraft is the need for a propulsion system to provide thrust. This comes in many forms and an engineer will have to decide the best propulsion system to incorporate in any specific aircraft. From mechanical functionality to utilizing different forms of thrust; these systems have evolved since aviation’s first conception. As there is an estimated over 3 million passengers (http://www.arabnews.com/news/537081) flying every day and as such propulsion
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