EngineSim Version 1.5b
This software allows you to investigate how a jet engine produces thrust by changing the values of different engine parameters. Included are ramjet, turbojet, and turbofan engines. Altitude, flight speed, and engine component performance parameters are included among the many input variables provided in this engine simulation software developed by the NASA Glenn Research Center.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: February 04, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 13, 2010
Submitter: Edward Perry
Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Browser capable of supporting Java Applets
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for EngineSim Version 1.5b
6 years ago
Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. (Teacher (K-12))
Excellent interactive resource for high-schoolers.
11 years ago
This site provides an excellent interactive cause and effect simulation for today's jet engines and turbines. By changing one condition of the engine, the resultant changes to other operating conditions is observed. Loading of the java applet for simulation takes a while, even with broadband, and wouldn't be recommended for dial up users.