When I see a photo of a jet engine like the one on the DC-10-30 below, I can't help but wonder what all the different components are which are located around the outside of the engine's casing.
Thanks to you guys, I've learned a lot about what certain pieces of equipment found attached to the side of a jet engine are used for, however, I would really like to learn much more. It's a new found interest for me.
So....Does anyone know the name of some good technical books on jet engines that I could find that would teach me in detail how they work and where certain components are located?
I'm specifically interested in airliner engines, also, I'll be 36 in November so I should be able to handle many skill levels of text explanation.
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Here's a few questions of curiosity you might be able to help me with in the meantime.
What type of DC-10 engine is in the photo above? (I know it's likely a Hi-Bypass Ratio Turbofan, but what is it's rated thrust and who makes it...GE or RR for example).
Also, in the photo above you can see a grey coloured football shaped container on the bottom right side of the Fan/Compressor casing, a gold coloured tube attached to the middle, and multiple red hoses, etc. Can someone explain what these components are, or are they hard to pin-point? To me the bottom-front of this DC-10's engine looks like a giant circuit board! I love it.