Is it possible to design an aircraft with blade-less (same concept as Dyson) design to generate thrust?
What are some of the key benefits, drawbacks and examples of attempts (if any) at this kind of design?
Envision the engine/s:
- Are mounted inside the fuselage. E.G. in the cargo area (ofc this means reduced space for cargo)
- Have an intake which allows for air to enter the engine for compression
- Thrust-points are located throughout different point/s of the fuselage/wing
It seems like this type of design could reduce drag and therefore improve efficiency. Plus the added benefit of reduced noise and impact of bird strikes.
Here’s an article which explains how Dyson fans work for reference: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/home/dyson-bladeless-fan.htm