Turbofan meaning

tûrbō-făn
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A turbojet engine in which a fan supplements the total thrust by forcing air directly into the hot turbine exhaust.
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An aircraft in which a turbofan is used.
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A fanlike turbojet engine designed to create additional thrust by diverting a secondary airflow around the combustion chamber.
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A fan driven by a turbine.
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A type of gas turbine in which the fan driving air into a turbojet also forces additional air around the outside of the turbine, combining it with the exhaust of the turbojet to provide thrust. Turbofans are quieter than simple turbojets and somewhat more fuel efficient, and are widely used in commercial aircraft.
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A turbojet engine having a (typically ducted) fan that forces air directly into the hot exhaust and obtains a portion of the thrust from the turbojet and a portion from the turbojet section.
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Origin of turbofan

  • turbo- +"Ž fan

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