Thrust[PDF]

Introduction

In physics, thrust is defined as a force opposing to the acceleration of a mass in one direction.
It differs from power which is the quantity of energy provided by an engine per unit of time.

Description

In aviation, thrust is associated with jet engines.
A jet engine accelerates air passing through the system, creating a displacement in the airflow behind it. In reaction to this displacement, thrust is created in the opposite direction, therefore pushing forward the aircraft on which the engine is mounted.

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Reference

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Author

  • VID 200696 - Creation

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 04:29, 14 November 2019

COPYRIGHT

  • This documentation is copyrighted as part of the intellectual property of the International Virtual Aviation Organisation.

DISCLAIMER

  • The content of this documentation is intended for aviation simulation only and must not be used for real aviation operations.