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User currently offlineGkyip From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 7072 times:
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well, was looking through photos and was wondering, what is the aerodynamic device on the engine of this 777?


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I noticed it on the RR Trent series engines. I can only guess that they are some kind of vortex generator? That's only my guess though!

Anyone? much appreciated

Gary


The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee
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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

Do you mean that fin on the inside of the number two engine.

It is something to do with aerodynamics as far as I know.

Correct me if I am wrong.

And Welcome to A.net  bigthumbsup 

Tom.



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User currently offlineGkyip From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6977 times:
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thanks for the help, yes i mean that little fin. I was just wondering the implication and use of having this little fin. What it does for the aerodynamics etc. If it useful for aerodynamics, why don't all engines have it? What makes the trent need it and the others to do without it?

Gary



The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6969 times:

it's called a 'chine' this question was answered long ago in tech/ops and re-iterated/answered in mil/space recently.

User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6922 times:

To Elaborate

Chine - The line which runs along the side of the hull of a flying-boat or a float, parallel to the keel and marks the change in angle between the side plating and the planing bottom.

Regards
R



T7 - You know it makes sense !
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6905 times:

Don't all planes have this? But placed in different places on the engine. This fin is on the B777 GE, RR & PW! Boeing has it, Airbus has it, and McDonnell Douglas.

B777:

GE


RR


PW


They all have it!
Cheers  bouncy 



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User currently offlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

as always an excellent discussion of this topic, compelte with opictures, in tech/ops:

RE: Purpose Of Cowling Fin (by OldAeroGuy Mar 12 2006 in Tech Ops)


User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

Local instability of symmetrical rectangular tubes under axial compression
Lundquist, Eugene E
naca-tn-686
February 1939


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A chart is presented for the coefficient in the formula for the critical compressive stress at which cross sectional distortion begins in a thin-wall tube of rectangular section symmetrical about its two principal axes. The energy method of Timoshenko was used in the theoretical calculations required for the construction of the chart. The deflection equation used in this method was selected to give good accuracy. The exact values given by solution of the differential equation were calculated for a number of cases and it was found that the energy solution was correct to within a fraction of 1 percent. The calculation of the critical compressive stress at stresses above the elastic range is also discussed. In order to demonstrate the use of the formulas and the chart in engineering calculations, several illustrative problems are included.

An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the entire report:
UK: http://naca.central.cranfield.ac.uk/reports/1939/naca-tn-686.pdf
US: http://naca.larc.nasa.gov/reports/1939/naca-tn-686/



T7 - You know it makes sense !
User currently offlineGkyip From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6783 times:
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thank you for all your help, it is much appreciated. I will have to start to learn how to use these forums properly! thanks again, for putting up with me!

Gary



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User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 6706 times:

No Worries ! Ask Away  veryhappy 


T7 - You know it makes sense !
User currently offlineMav75 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6246 times:

You can also find these on DC-10's and 737's.

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