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Why the combustion chambers of a turbine engine aren't used to spin the compressor like a firework wheel?

I see the following limitations (and for sure I'm missing something): The rotary screw compressor used in the animation is nothing new and is for example normally used to provide compressed air to ...
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Why the combustion chambers of a turbine engine aren't used to spin the compressor like a firework wheel?

What you are proposing would certainly be capable of powering a compressor section, but don’t forget that the primary purpose of a jet engine is to propel an aircraft forward by producing thrust along ...
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Why the combustion chambers of a turbine engine aren't used to spin the compressor like a firework wheel?

I believe you're suggesting having each combustor attached directly to the turbine shaft and using the hot gas output of each combustor to directly drive the main shaft instead of using the combined ...
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Is it a good idea to increase exhaust duct length?

Would the motor be more efficient at generating thrust? No. Both the inlet's and the exhaust's lengths are already optimised for cruise conditions, which is where the engine is going to spend most of ...
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