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Design, manufacturing and operation of a small turbojet-engine for research purposes

  • Benini, Ernesto
  • Giacometti, Stefano
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    A research project is on going, at the University of Padova, to develop a 200Â N static-thrust engine to be used for both didactic and research activities. This paper describes in detail all the phases required to set-up such an engine, including design, manufacturing and operation. The jet engine features a single-stage centrifugal compressor developing 2.66:1 compression ratio at 60,000Â rpm, a direct-flow annular combustion chamber and a single-stage axial turbine with 950Â K turbine-inlet temperature (TIT). All the design and manufacturing details are provided, as well as the operation procedure together with experimental results.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.

    Volume (Year): 84 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 11 (November)
    Pages: 1102-1116

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:84:y:2007:i:11:p:1102-1116
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