MT 551 TURBO JET ENGINE, 70N Thrust
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The engine is a small turbo jet engine and modified for educational purposes. The unit has a radial flow compressor and an axial flow turbine as in modern jet plane.

Inlet air through an orifice flow measuring device is compressed by a single stage radial flow compressor. The turbine is motor started and runs on Jet A fuel. Fuel is injected and ignited in the combustion chamber providing hot gas for a single stage axial flow turbine which inturn drives the compressor. The gas is exhausted through a nozzle at high velocity providing a thrust. The turbine runs on ceramic bearings. Lubrication is provided by jet oil in the fuel, and no separate lubrication system is required. A fan is provided for engine cooling.

An Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls the basic turbine operation. Additional instruments are provided for monitoring and controlling engine operation and performance.

A touch screen computer with an interface unit, and software are provided for speed control, data display and analysis, and to assist the ECU.

A transparent engine cover and over speed shutdown are provided.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Understanding the thermodynamic process
  • Static thrust vs turbine speed
  • Power input and output and propulsive efficiency.
TECHNICAL DATA
Engine construction
 - Diffuser High strength aluminium.
 - Combustion chamber Stainless steel.
 - Turbine Vacuum cast inconel.
 - Compressor High grade aluminium alloy.
Engine performance specifications.
 - Maximum static thrust Up to 70 N at approx. 150,000 rpm.
 - Starting and running fuel Jet A or Kerosene with jet oil.
Sensors
 - Temperatures Inlet air, diffuser exit, turbine guide vane entry and exit and nozzle exit.
 - Pressures Diffuser exit and turbine exit.
 - Thrust.
 - Speed.
 - Fuel flow rate.
 - Air flow rate Differential pressure at inlet orifice.
Accessories
  • Engine cooling fan
  • 2 Ear muffs
  • Jet oil, 1 L.
  • Barometer
Power supply 220V, 1 Ph, 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH Approx. 76 x 82 x 87 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 70 kg.

 

Also available:
MT 552 TURBO JET ENGINE, 160N Thrust at 120,000 rpm. Similar to MT 551 but larger engine.