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how a jet engine works

How a jet engine works

There are many good explanations of ‘how jet engines work’ on-line. Just try searching with the term in inverted commas and explore a few different explanations. I recommend that you choose those from the aero-engine manufacturers or a national laboratory. I like the one from CFM International - 3:57 minutes.

Alternatives include those from Learn Engineering - 5:20 minutes, or GE Masterclass with Baratunde Thurston - How Does a Jet Engine Work? - 2:11 minutes.

Go ahead watch these or look for your own and learn the basics about how a jet engine works.

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Energy: Thermodynamics in Everyday Life

University of Liverpool