Aero-Engine Advantages And Disadvantages

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Aircraft provide us with a fast, reliable mode of transport without effective alternative for long distance travel. Throughout the years, technology improvements have been made to aircrafts and engines to make them more fuel efficient. Due to the complex structure of the aero engine, this together with other factors likes very high temperatures and high-speed working environment; since most of the parts and processes are moving and happening at a high speed, faults are bound to take place at any moment. In most mechanical factors leading to air accidents, the aero-engine is the major cause/key factor. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) statistics, between the years 1988 to 1993 (a period of about six years) there were as much as thirty-four times flight accidents due to leaf faults, aero-engine fires or the aero-engine breaking away from the wings of the aircraft. The aero engine is a key component of the aircraft and this is why it should be monitored since a fault with the aero engine can lead to a catastrophic accident. The aero-engine is also the most expensive component and therefore a fault that is detected early can lead to saving…show more content…
This will be achieved by identifying these various key techniques of aero-engine health monitoring especially those that are currently in use. To fully explore this topic, it is of great importance to understand what the aero-engine is (its different parts and how they operate together), the operation principle of the aero-engine and the common faults that may happen to the engine, and also what causes these faults. After such a detailed introduction I believe it will be much easier and clearer as we examine the various techniques to monitor this

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