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Solid Volume Of Airframe/Engines?  
User currently offlineFaro From Egypt, joined Aug 2007, 1755 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Discounting all the empty spaces (cabin, fuel tanks, bypass ducts, etc) and taking into account all the solid parts only, what (approximate) volume would:

- a modern high-bypass turbine engine like the CFM56 occupy; and
- a modern airliner like the 777 occupy?

I suspect it would be quite low...


[Edited 2010-02-09 03:55:58]

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User currently offlineketa From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Very very rough estimate: let's guess that the mean density is about 2600 kg/m3, corresponding to Al-Li alloy, which makes up quite a bit of the total weight on a modern aircraft. Other components have greater density (steel...), but others have less... With an empty weight of about 150000 kg (including engines), the volume would be 58 m3.

That was for some quick numbers. I have no idea what the mean density is, looking at the percent in weight of each material we could be closer, and I believe that information should be easily available. Maybe I'll give it a try later  

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