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What materials are used to make up a combustion chamber? [duplicate]

What type of materials are used to make up the different sections such as the linings of the combustion chambers in a gas turbine engine. Do these type of materials vary for the different types of gas ...
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What material are High Pressure Compressors made of? [duplicate]

What material are GE engine High Pressure Compressor (spools) made of ? i.e. aluminum, titanium ?
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Is water a possible fuel for jet engines?

Jet engines can run on almost any fuel, and the operating temperatures of modern jet engines' hottest sections are anywhere between 3000 and 3150 degrees F (1648 and 1732 degrees Celsius). Does that ...
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Why are turbine blades not made out of titanium, only compressor blades?

According to this video on jet engine blades, titanium is never used for the turbine, because it "melts and burns at the temperature of the flame". Only the blades of the compressor are made of this ...
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Can you identify this jet turbine stage?

I was just wondering if anyone could give me any info about this turbine rotating stage I picked up at a yard sale today. The stage measures 8-1/2" to the outside of the blades. The only markings I ...
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Why aren't ceramics used in turbines?

I have seen that ceramics take a lot of heat to melt (3240º F). So, I'm wondering, why aren't ceramics used as the compressor levels in turbines? Is there something to do with the strain? or is ...
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What is the material composition of aircraft compressor blades?

I read up that aircraft compressor blades are generally made out of titanium. I was curious as to why is titanium the choice of material used for aircraft compressor blades? What alloys are involved ...
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What materials are suitable for making a mini gas turbine engine?

What materials are suitable for a mini/model gas turbine engine, specifically the fan, compressor, combustion chamber and turbine?
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What is the material that is used for turbine blades that has the highest melting point?

What is the material that is used for turbine blades that has the highest melting point ?
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Could a jet engine be made from cast aluminium?

What materials are used to make the high temperature-high pressure bearing parts in a jet engine? I'm asking about the combustion chamber, combustors, nozzle and diffuzers (as in ramjets) rather than ...
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Is platinum present in a combustion chamber?

Platinum group of metals (PGM) are very resistant to extreme heat. Why is platinum never mentioned in aerospace world? Is this a top secret?
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Are flame holders made of a special material other than that used in combustion chamber?

Are the flame holders made of materials which have higher friction coefficients than the combustion chamber in order to create turbulence?
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Is it possible to build a turbojet engine with aluminum cans? (Soft drink cans)

I'm interested in building a working model of a turbojet engine, but I don't have a lot of supplies. So I'm wondering if it's possible to use aluminum cans for construction, for every body part. While ...
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What material is used to make engine covers for passenger airliners?

What material is used to make the engine shrouds for passenger airliners?
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Viability of Magnetically started engines [closed]

I am working on a school project of mine which involved testing the viability of a magnetically started jet engine. By magnetically started, I mean that there are magnets which accelerate the main ...