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Section I.  Theory of Gas Turbine Engines


Section I covers the laws of physics and fundamentals pertaining to the theory of jet propulsion. The gas turbine engines used to power Army aircraft are turboshaft powerplants. The energy produced drives the power shaft. Energy is generated by burning the fuel-air mixture in the engine and accelerating the gas tremendously. These high-velocity gases are directed through turbine wheels which convert the axial movement of the gas to a rotary motion. This rotary power is used to drive a powershaft, which drives a propeller or a rotor transmission.


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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