bypass engine


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bypass engine

n
(Aeronautics) a gas turbine in which a part of the compressor delivery bypasses the combustion zone, flowing directly into or around the main exhaust gas flow to provide additional thrust. Compare turbofan
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However, it took Rolls-Royce nearly 25 years to bring its three-shaft RB211 bypass engine to fruition from the first patented designs.
Thus was invented the propfan, an "ultra-high" bypass engine that is a throwback in two ways.
1) is largely determined by bypass flow in a high bypass engine the fan pressure ratio (which could be 1.
Simpson recalled that in the early 1960s all engine contractors in this country and abroad said the highest bypass engine they knew how to build was 3.
This is critically important due to the necessity of reducing the weight and drag of the large-diameter nacelles associated with ultrahigh bypass engine designs.
Sukhoi said its SU-34 Fullback bomber, which is replacing SU-24s now in service, is a twin-seat day/night all-weather platform with large capacity internal fuel tanks and fuel-efficient bypass engines.
were planning to introduce propfan engines, also known as ultra-high bypass engines, on new jetliners.