athodyd

athodyd
A simple jet engine consisting essentially of a tube with a means of delivering fuel and ignition into the tube. The engine can only be started in a fast airflow. This type of engine is expected to be able to provide cruising speeds at Mach numbers of around 5 to 7 (5 to 7 times the speed of sound).

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  • athodyd — [ath′ə did΄] n. [a(ero)th(erm)ody(namic) d(uct)] RAMJET (ENGINE) …   English World dictionary

  • athodyd — /ath euh did/, n. a ramjet. [1925 30; a(ero) th(erm)ody(namic) d(uct)] * * * …   Universalium

  • athodyd — ath·o·dyd …   English syllables

  • athodyd — /ˈæθoʊdaɪd/ (say athohduyd) noun Aeronautics → ramjet. {from a(ero)th(erm)ody(namic) d(uct)} …  

  • athodyd — noun a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed • Syn: ↑ramjet, ↑ramjet engine, ↑atherodyde, ↑flying drainpipe • Hypernyms: ↑jet engine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ramjet — A ramjet, sometimes referred to as a stovepipe jet, or an athodyd, is a form of jet engine that contains no major moving parts. Unlike most other airbreathing jet engines, ramjets have no rotary compressor at the inlet, instead, the forward… …   Wikipedia

  • aerothermodynamic duct — A simple duct or specially shaped tube that draws in air resulting from forward speed or the ram effect, compresses it, and then makes it flow over some heat source. The air is then ejected at a speed higher than at entry. In this arrangement,… …   Aviation dictionary

  • atherodyde — noun a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed • Syn: ↑ramjet, ↑ramjet engine, ↑athodyd, ↑flying drainpipe • Hypernyms: ↑jet engine …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying drainpipe — noun a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed • Syn: ↑ramjet, ↑ramjet engine, ↑atherodyde, ↑athodyd • Hypernyms: ↑jet engine …   Useful english dictionary

  • jet engine — noun a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion • Members of this Topic: ↑flame out • Hypernyms: ↑reaction propulsion engine, ↑reaction engine • Hyponyms: ↑fanjet, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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