Jet propulsion for airplanes

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This report is a description of a method of propelling airplanes by the reaction of jet propulsion. Air is compressed and mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber, where the mixture burns at constant pressure. The combustion products issue through a nozzle, and the reaction of that of the motor-driven air screw. The computations are outlined and the results given by tables and curves. The relative fuel consumption and weight of machinery for the jet, decrease as the flying speed increases; but at 250 miles per hour the jet would still take about four times as much fuel per thrust ... continued below

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Buckingham, Edgar January 1, 1924.

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This report is a description of a method of propelling airplanes by the reaction of jet propulsion. Air is compressed and mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber, where the mixture burns at constant pressure. The combustion products issue through a nozzle, and the reaction of that of the motor-driven air screw. The computations are outlined and the results given by tables and curves. The relative fuel consumption and weight of machinery for the jet, decrease as the flying speed increases; but at 250 miles per hour the jet would still take about four times as much fuel per thrust horsepower-hour as the air screw, and the power plant would be heavier and much more complicated. Propulsion by the reaction of a simple jet can not compete with air screw propulsion at such flying speeds as are now in prospect.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20515
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091225 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-159
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091225
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65811

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  • January 1, 1924

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Buckingham, Edgar. Jet propulsion for airplanes, report, January 1, 1924; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65811/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.