Timeline of jet power Jet engines date back to the invention of the aeolipile before the first century AD. This device directed steam power through two nozzles to cause a sphere to spin rapidly on its axis.
It was seen as a curiosity. Jet propulsion only gained practical applications with the invention of the gunpowder -powered rocket by the Chinese in the 13th century as a type of fireworkand gradually progressed to propel formidable weaponry.
Jet propulsion technology then stalled for hundreds of years. The earliest attempts at airbreathing jet engines were hybrid designs in which an external power source first compressed air, which was then mixed with fuel and burned for jet thrust.
The Caproni Campini N. If aircraft performance were to increase beyond such a barrier, a different propulsion mechanism was necessary.
This was the motivation behind the development of the gas turbine engine, the commonest form of jet engine. The key to a practical jet engine was the gas turbineextracting power from the engine itself to drive the compressor. The gas turbine was not a new idea: The first patent for using a gas turbine to power an aircraft was filed in by Frenchman Maxime Guillaume.
Practical axial compressors were made possible by ideas from A. Whittle would later concentrate on the simpler centrifugal compressor only. Whittle was unable to interest the government in his invention, and development continued at a slow pace. Heinkel Hethe world's first aircraft to fly purely on turbojet power In Hans von Ohain started work on a similar design in Germany, both compressor and turbine being radial, on opposite sides of same disc, initially unaware of Whittle's work.
Ohain was then introduced to Ernst Heinkelone of the larger aircraft industrialists of the day, who immediately saw the promise of the design. Heinkel had recently purchased the Hirth engine company, and Ohain and his master machinist Max Hahn were set up there as a new division of the Hirth company.
They had their first HeS 1 centrifugal engine running by September Unlike Whittle's design, Ohain used hydrogen as fuel, supplied under external pressure. The He was the world's first jet plane.
A cutaway of the Junkers Jumo engine Austrian Anselm Franz of Junkers ' engine division Junkers Motoren or "Jumo" introduced the axial-flow compressor in their jet engine.
Jumo was assigned the next engine number in the RLM xx numbering sequence for gas turbine aircraft powerplants, "", and the result was the Jumo engine. After many lesser technical difficulties were solved, mass production of this engine started in as a powerplant for the world's first jet- fighter aircraftthe Messerschmitt Me and later the world's first jet- bomber aircraft, the Arado Ar A variety of reasons conspired to delay the engine's availability, causing the fighter to arrive too late to improve Germany's position in World War IIhowever this was the first jet engine to be used in service.
These were powered by turbojet engines from Power Jets Ltd. The first two operational turbojet aircraft, the Messerschmitt Me and then the Gloster Meteor entered service within three months of each other in Following the end of the war the German jet aircraft and jet engines were extensively studied by the victorious allies and contributed to work on early Soviet and US jet fighters.
The legacy of the axial-flow engine is seen in the fact that practically all jet engines on fixed-wing aircraft have had some inspiration from this design.
By the s the jet engine was almost universal in combat aircraft, with the exception of cargo, liaison and other specialty types. By this point some of the British designs were already cleared for civilian use, and had appeared on early models like the de Havilland Comet and Avro Canada Jetliner.
By the s all large civilian aircraft were also jet powered, leaving the piston engine in low-cost niche roles such as cargo flights.
The efficiency of turbojet engines was still rather worse than piston engines, but by the s, with the advent of high-bypass turbofan jet engines an innovation not foreseen by the early commentators such as Edgar Buckinghamat high speeds and high altitudes that seemed absurd to themfuel efficiency was about the same as the best piston and propeller engines.
Jet engines power jet aircraftcruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. In the form of rocket engines they power fireworksmodel rocketryspaceflightand military missiles.
Jet engines have propelled high speed cars, particularly drag racerswith the all-time record held by a rocket car.
A turbofan powered car, ThrustSSCcurrently holds the land speed record. Jet engine designs are frequently modified for non-aircraft applications, as industrial gas turbines or marine powerplants.
These are used in electrical power generation, for powering water, natural gas, or oil pumps, and providing propulsion for ships and locomotives.
Industrial gas turbines can create up to 50, shaft horsepower. Jet engines are also sometimes developed into, or share certain components such as engine cores, with turboshaft and turboprop engines, which are forms of gas turbine engines that are typically used to power helicopters and some propeller-driven aircraft.
Types of jet engine[ edit ] There are a large number of different types of jet engines, all of which achieve forward thrust from the principle of jet propulsion.From heavy overhaul to on-site support and parts distribution, CFM's service and support teams are here to help keep you flying and generating revenue.
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