In High-bypass Ratio Engine?

In High-bypass Ratio Engine?

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  • In a high by-pass ratio engine :

    a) All of the air goes through both low and high pressure compressors
    b) Not all of the air goes through the high pressure compressor
    c) Not all of the air goes through the low pressure compressor
    d) All of the air goes through the high pressure compressor

    Which would you mark as the answer?
  • The answer would be b
    There are two general types of turbofan engines,low bypass and high bypass. Low bypass turbofans have a bypass ratio of around 2:1 or less, meaning that for each kilogram of air that passes through the core of the engine, two kilograms or less of air bypass the core. Low bypass turbofans often used a mixed exhaust nozzle meaning that the bypassed flow and the core flow exit from the same nozzle. High bypass turbofans have larger bypass ratios, sometimes on the order of 5:1 or 6:1. These turbofans can produce much more thrust than low bypass turbofans or turbojets because of the large mass of air that the fan can accelerate, and are often more fuel efficient than low bypass turbofans or turbojets.
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