Jet Engines

Presenters: Timothy Spafford , Vladimir Ramos-Vasquez , Michael Miller , Jaime Lord , Frederick Hole , Casey-Ellen Collette , Louis Caponi , Rachel Stagnitti , Lily O'Halloran , Sai Vaishnav Chadalavada

Presentation Description

This presentation provides an overview of how jet engines operate, describing each main component within the system. It also explores the vigorous testing processes that these engines must undergo, as well as the various uses for jet engines.

Learning Outcomes

This presentation teaches students how the different components of an engine and how they work together to produce the thrust that propels the jet forward, as well as the importance of testing. The hands-on teaches the students how to calculate RPMs and use the engineering design process to design mini-turbines. Testimonial from 8th grader "I liked the experiments that we did involving the airplane jets. It was really fun to create my own. During this I learned that it is important to test your product along the way so in the end it will work. In real life to test the jets they would throw hail, raw turkeys and water into the jets to see how long it would take for the jets to fail and to see what a total failure looked like. I really enjoyed making my jet and seeing everyone else’s designs for their jets" - Addison - STEM Day 2019

Presentation uploaded on 11/02/2015 8:26 PM