1955-01-01

Reverse Thrust for Jet Transports 550261

A STUDY of various stopping methods indicated, it is explained, that reverse thrust would have to be developed for jet engines if jet transports are to have satisfactory operational flexibility. Requirements for reverse thrust are, therefore, discussed in this paper.
Primary reverser-design objectives are inherent safety and reliability, stopping comparable to present-day equipment, lack of effect on engine operation, and need for ground-run control only. The author shows that a jet transport using reverse thrust has a stopping distance on smooth ice consistent with a dry-runway brakes-alone stop.
The effects of reverser malfunctions on air-plane flying characteristics are compared to the effects of reversible-propeller malfunctions.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Solution of an Engine Inlet Compatibility Problem During C-17 Low Cost N/EAT Nacelle Thrust Reverser Development

2000-01-5579

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Thrust Reversers for Business Jet Aircraft

670235

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Rolls-Royce Thrust Reversers - Compatibility and Reliability

690410

View Details

X