- Why is it needed?
In a gas turbine this power is used to drive the compression system, and in a Turbofan (like the Trent 1000) this power is also used to drive the Fan.
- What does it look like?
- What makes it special?
- A single blade develops the same horsepower as a Formula 1 racing car
- The gas temperature is at least 400 degrees ABOVE the melting point of the blade’s alloy – that is the equivalent of an ice cube in an oven at gas mark 6.
- The force on the blade root is the same as hanging a London double-decker bus from its tip
- Who’s involved?