What is the main function of propulsive thrust in aircraft?

Sharad Jaiswal
Sharad Jaiswal

Posted On: Nov 19, 2020

 

Propulsion is defined as pushing forward or driving a thing forward, and a machine that produces thrust/force to push the object is called a propulsion machine. In airplanes, the propulsion is generated with the help of gas or fluid. An engine in the airplane accelerates the gas, and in reaction to it, acceleration produces a force on the engine. The amount of thrust produced depends on mass flow and the exit velocity of the gas. Thrust is applied by using Newton's third law of motion. Its SI unit is Newton.

There is four major propulsion system, which is mentioned below:

  1. Propeller system
  2. Turbine engine
  3. Ramjet system
  4. Rocket system

    Related Questions

    Please Login or Register to leave a response.

    Related Questions

    Aeronautical Engineering Interview Questions

    What is Aerodynamics?

    Aerodynamics is the study of the motion of air relative to solid objects like an airplane wing. It describes the way air moved around solid objects. It explains how an airplane can fly in the air. Any...

    Aeronautical Engineering Interview Questions

    What is difference between Inviscid and Viscous flow?

    In viscous flow, the substance's viscosity is essential, whereas, in inviscid flow, viscosity does not play any role....