Blade Test On Jet Engine

Submitted by: drzm 8 years ago in Science

I wonder if this is what it looks like when a flock of Canadian geese fly into a jet turbine.
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Male 1,051
They should consider some kind of wire netting.
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Male 12
ossim
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Male 281
holy crap...
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Male 5,194
Poor jet engine. That was so MEAN!
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Male 612
explosives+jet engines = FUN
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Male 9
i think you`ll find that`d be a chicken they fired into it. heard about these tests b4. Now 1 chicken vs flock of geese hmmmmmm....
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Male 256
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your pilot... whatever you do, do not look out at the engine, all is well. Thank you for flying Oceanic airlines"
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Male 166
HOLY F`IN AS$ CRACKERS BATMAN!!!!
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Male 386
`Sir, we have now officially comfirmed that the ShamWow is indestructable`
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Male 73
Good One
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Male 1,089
succesfl test. thats y they test. does it work? no. glad we tested that.
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Male 196
Ehh... ground control? we may have a slight problem here...
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Male 29
I just have to say it

EP!C FAIL

<@B^[D

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Male 1,135
lol I wonder if that was supposed to happen or if the people doing it were like," WHAT THE drat!"
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Male 169
right. the is only a small amount of exsplosives used to cause the blade to detatch. the resulting fire ball is just a biproduct of this and dosnt actualy have huge effects on the experement(just cause because the is unconbusted fuel in the engine). the testis is usualy done to see that the shell of the engine can contain the blades when they become detached, whatever causees the detachment(bird stike, poor maintance, ware). no one wants a compresor blade flying through the hull of the aeroplane. those things travel pritty fast. p.s im studying aerospace engineering. im not just making this stuff up
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Male 17,511
I fail to see how exploding a jet engine on purpose makes any of them safer.

What I mean is how many jet engines have been sabotaged by explosives ? I`d bet zero.

If the point of the test was to see how a blade detachment effects the engine, Explosives weren`t needed to test that.

I don`t believe a jet engine could be engineered to survive that kind of test.

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Male 4,680
Basically like sticking a ruler into a fan, but on a larger (and more awesome) scale.
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Male 3,301
"*puts away belt* No need for Opie punishment, Davy?"

Mod-on-mod action I LOVE IT!!!

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Female 15,763
Wow, that looks... really f*cking dangerous.

*puts away belt* No need for Opie punishment, Davy?

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Male 103
damn
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Male 3,301
Man, that`d thing would make one hell of a subwoofer.
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Male 380
sirspanky ur an idiot, no jet plane has only one jet engine... (im talking commercial planes)
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Female 325
SirSpanky, jets generally have several engines, don`t they?
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Male 12,138
vv "davymind, that was all full of nothing but win..."

We`re firm but fair. I hope.

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Male 2,076
heck ya
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Male 147
davymind, that was all full of nothing but win...
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Male 31
"i think the engine is supposed to self contain the blast and keep itself from vibrating into pieces preventing the plane from splitting in half. but i`m no expert "

Ookay then, so it prevents the explosion from spreading, even though without that engine being able to function, it will slowly descend into a horrible burning crash? Thats some real science they be making..

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Male 2,506
million dollar explosion, check!
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Male 1,788
That didn`t look so bad....
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Male 31
Wow, the terrorists are even getting into the ENGINES now?
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Male 254
i think the engine is supposed to self contain the blast and keep itself from vibrating into pieces preventing the plane from splitting in half. but i`m no expert
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Male 12,138
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Male 163
oh right i left mine on.
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Male 564
woahh
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Male 2,855
oh, and roosterman, you suck.
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Male 2,855
im never sitting next to the turbine again.
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Male 288
is it me or does that thing look retarded big?
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Male 147
oh and 1337_mod, that is the explosive charge used to remove one of the engine blades from the turbine. It was part of the experiment.
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Male 132
Would have been a lot better if a flock of geese really did fly into it.
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Male 1,265
So it... failed the test?
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Male 147
well...it WAS proven that a released fan blade has enough force to hurl a small car over 100 feet into the air so...
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Male 153
what was that orange thing spinning around inside the engine.
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Female 189
well maybe we should stick to subs and cars...
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Male 196
That might cause some problems
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Male 431
was someone trying to lick the fan blades or something?
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Male 72
mr murry/ plane dude... are you okkkk?
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Female 495
Planes make me nervous - and Im in the air force!
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Female 357
Well... I would call that a booming success! Let`s roll out the planes.
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Female 2,672
hmmm...if u look carefuly the upper left quadral phlank is out of alignment...trust me im a...a...im a plane OK
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Male 4,593
Looks like a few more tiny modifications need to be put in place. Other than that, she ran great.
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Male 233
Link: Blade Test On Jet Engine [Rate Link] - I wonder if this is what it looks like when a flock of Canadian geese fly into a jet turbine.
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