Combustor

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Combustor on Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet

A combustor is a part or area of a gas turbine, ramjet, or scramjet engine where combustion takes place. It is also known as a burner, combustion chamber or flame holder. In a gas turbine engine, the combustor or combustion chamber is fed high pressure air by the compression system.[1] The combustor then heats this air at constant pressure.[1] After heating, air passes from the combustor through the vanes to the turbine.[1] In the case of a ramjet or scramjet engines, the air is directly fed to a nozzle.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Klaus Hünecke, Jet Engines: Fundamentals of Theory, Design, and Operation (Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1997), pp. 4–6
  2. E T Curran, 'Scramjet Propulsion', Progress in Aastronautics and Aeronautics, Vol. 189 (2000), p. 5