Topic Author
Posts: 1461
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:38 pm


Sun Sep 02, 2001 12:16 am

Turbonormalizing: What exactly is that?
Jack @ AUS

RE: Turbonormalizing

Sun Sep 02, 2001 12:43 am

"Turbonormalizing" is the installation of a turbocharger on a normally aspirated engine, enabling the aircraft to maintain SEA LEVEL power to altitude. Standard atmospheric pressure is 29.92" and the turbonormalizer is setup so as not to exceed sea level pressure. In comparison, "Turbosuperchargers" provide the engine with manifold pressures exceed sea level pressure. Turbonormalizing has very distinct advantages such as increased airspeed, a better rate of climb, an ability to fly over weather and high terrain, and reduced takeoff roll at high altitude airports without having to use highly modified engines.
Posts: 495
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2000 1:10 pm

RE: Turbonormalizing

Sun Sep 02, 2001 2:43 pm

All forced induction engines that have the capibility to exceed standard atmospheric pressure aren't always "turbo-supercharged". There are many applications that use just a turbo or just a supercharger to achieve 29.92+" of MAP.

RE: Turbonormalizing

Sun Sep 02, 2001 3:26 pm

Correct, but as I recall the proper terminology is "super" charged when operating at 29.92" +. I think that this is just one of those "semantics" things.

RE: Turbonormalizing

Mon Sep 03, 2001 8:14 am

i understand that turbonormalizing is introducing a turo or supercharger to a normal engine. Unlike in a car to make the car go quicker, in an aircraft the turbocharger simply allows the engine to perform more equally all altitude unlike a normally aspirated engine whose performance decreases as we go high.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Tristarsteve and 26 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos