Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Propulsion Web Page
Sponsored by Allied Signal
Welcome to the home of smoke and fire. The following pages contain images and
specs for many of today's rocket and airbreathing propulsion systems, as well
as a compilation of useful data for propulsion analysis using fundamentals of
compressible flow and combustion. In addition, you can find out more about Purdue's Propulsion program
Engine Types, with Pictures and Statistics
Useful Propulsion Data
Fundamental Properties of Internal Fluid Flows
Combustion and Thermochemical Data
Cool Video Clips
- Gas exit velocity : 7000 ft/sec.
- Max horsepower : 70,000 HP. (It is almost same horsepower
generated by 80 Indy cars! (Maximum horsepower of a typical Indy car : 800
HP ~ 900 HP) )
How a jet engine works
DonÆt try this at home pages
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