Review of Air Force Compressor Blade and Vane Rework and It's Impact on Performance and Costs
WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE
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The first successful powered flight of an aircraft was a direct results of the development of an engine to propel the aircraft. Since that time engineers have been faced with challenges to develop improved propulsive devices. Although the basic principles of the gas turbine engine are understood, its operation seems oversimplified to some. The problems involved in developing a high-performance engine include applications of nearly every engineering discipline. The development of the gas turbine engine to its present stage is a result of the vast amount of research that has taken place during the past fifty years, as was the case in the development of the propeller-reciprocating engine. The demands for a high-performance engine have resulted in a high sophisticated design which can only be successful through utilization of all the latest technologies.