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How Do Plane Engines Work?

forged roll rings in aircraft engines

An airplane is a motorized aircraft that uses propulsion from an engine to push it forward in the air. We’re all aware of this, but how did we get here? What goes into the construction of a jet engine? Jet engines are divided into five categories.

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The Five Main Types of Jet Engines Used in Airplanes

Turboprop Engine

Turboprop engines are usually installed on a truss system that is made from welded chrome-molybdenum. It is then attached to the airframe and divided by a firewall.

Its goal is to keep the fire from spreading outside of the engine compartment. Forged stainless steel or another heat-resistant material is commonly used for the firewall.

Turbojet Engine

In a turbojet engine, thrust is generated by a high-velocity stream of heated exhaust gas. The turbojet engine is a closed-cycle gas turbine engine that burns fuel and employs numerous components such as the compressor, turbine, propeller, and others in airplanes and other sectors. As a result, a high-quality forged rolled ring is required to avoid failure.

Turbofan Engine

Since its inception in the 1950s, the turbofan engine has developed into the principal power source for today’s commercial aircraft fleet.

By consuming air, compressing it, having undergone combustion, and expanding the hot gas via thrust-producing exhaust nozzles.

Turboshaft Engine

A turboshaft engine is a type of jet engine that has been modified to provide shaft power rather than propulsion to move machines.

The most popular uses for turboshaft engines are helicopters and auxiliary power units, which demand a compact but powerful, lightweight forged engine.

Ramjet Engine

A ramjet is an air gasping jet engine that does not have a rotating compressor and instead compresses the incoming air using the engine’s forward motion. To function, a ramjet requires a strong, compact, forged rolled ring. However, a ramjet cannot operate at zero velocity and cannot be utilized to propel an aircraft throughout all phases of flight.

Forged rolled rings used in aircraft engines

Want to Learn More About Forged Rolled Rings?

Many industries require high-quality forged rolled rings, but having a reputable manufacturer is even more critical. We create components that are strong, lightweight, and precise. From aircraft and marine industries to automobiles and manufacturing equipment, contact Ferralloy today.