Utilization of Thrust Reverser Mechanism in Turbofan Engines – A Review

Author: Mohd Anees Siddiqui

Abstract: Through this paper an attempt is made to focus on a special technology based on application of thrust reverser in turbofan engine which is common to the aviation industries but an uncommon in general. The airlines accept that thrust reverser is necessary for safe operations because it provides an added margin of safety for transport aircraft operations. In this technology, forward thrust produced by turbofan engine of aircraft is diverged to reverse direction so as to provide an additional deceleration effect during landing and power back effect. This technique is employed for improving aircraft runway performance and it is observed that by using thrust reverser especially in wet runway there is considerable reduction in landing run which is responsible for safety of passenger aircraft. Different mechanisms for thrust reverser are Cascade system, Clamshell door system and Bucket target system. Technical aspects such as engine power reverse thrust characteristics, modes of operation and speed limits of thrust reverser mechanism along with technical problems are discussed. As this mechanism is crucial for safety of aircraft therefore thrust reverser & engine maintenance-schedule is also discussed further.

Pages: 9-12

DOI: 10.46300/91014.2022.16.2

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, E-ISSN: 2074-1278, Volume 16, 2022, Art. #2