19 March 2001
OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 3.1:
Principles of Gas Turbine Operations
Electronic classroom presentation with slides
Partially supported by this lesson topic:
Upon completion of this unit of instruction the student
naval aviator will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals
of power plants and associated accessory systems.
Completely supported by this lesson topic:
Explain the relationship between static pressure,
State Bernoulli's Theorem.
Describe the behavior of subsonic airflow in a nozzle
Describe the behavior of supersonic airflow in a
nozzle and diffuser.
Identify the three main sections of a gas generator.
Describe the Brayton Cycle.
Describe the basic components and operation of the gas
Describe how pressure, temperature, and velocity
Describe gross thrust and net thrust.
Describe how atmospheric temperature affects thrust in
Describe how atmospheric pressure affects thrust in a
gas turbine engine.
Describe how altitude affects thrust.
Describe the effect of airspeed on thrust.
Describe the effect of ram effect on thrust.