What does combustor mean?

Definitions for combustor
kəmˈbʌs tərcom·bus·tor

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  1. combustor(Noun)

    A chamber acting as the furnace in a jet engine or turbine engine, where intense combustion is induced.

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  1. Combustor

    A combustor is a component 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. The combustor then heats this air at constant pressure. After heating, air passes from the combustor through the nozzle guide vanes to the turbine. In the case of a ramjet or scramjet engines, the air is directly fed to the nozzle. A combustor must contain and maintain stable combustion despite very high air flow rates. To do so combustors are carefully designed to first mix and ignite the air and fuel, and then mix in more air to complete the combustion process. Early gas turbine engines used a single chamber known as a can type combustor. Today three main configurations exist: can, annular and cannular. Afterburners are often considered another type of combustor. Combustors play a crucial role in determining many of an engines operating characteristics, such as fuel efficiency, levels of emissions and transient response.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. combustor

    A name generally assigned to the combination of flame holder or stabilizer, igniter, combustion chamber, and injection system of a ramjet or gas turbine.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of combustor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of combustor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of combustor in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Helbach:

    The engine basically melted because it got so hot, they didn’t actively cool it. So for our program, we actively cooled the engine, which means that along the outside of the engine, we cycled the fuel around it to suck out the heat from the engine, heat up that fuel, and then inject it into the combustor for the scramjet engine.

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