What is this?
This is a 3D printed Jet Engine Model – Large Size – ULTIMATE EDITION (JET-LU)
A jet engine is a magnificent machine that burns energy-rich liquid fuel and releases hot exhaust gas to generate an extremely powerful pushing force called thrust. The thrust pushes a plane forward and take you to your desired destinations across the globe.
Although a jet engine is a very complex machine, its working principles can be explained using four simple terms:
- SUCK As the fan rotates, air is drawn in at the front through an inlet or intake
- SQUEEZE Some of the air travels into the core of the engine and gets compressed
- BANG When the compressed air travels to the combustion chamber, it is mixed with fuel and combusted, producing hot gases
- BLOW The hot gases exit the combustor into the turbine, where its energy is extracted and used to drive the compressor and the fan
We designed this model to help explain how a generic 3-shaft jet engine works. The design of the model has been constantly evolving since the project completed. The JET-LU, is an upgraded version of the original designs JET-LB and JET-LE.