Engine - Heat Engine - Combustion Engine - Air-breathing Combustion Engines

Air-breathing combustion engines are combustion engines that use the oxygen in atmospheric air to oxidise ('burn') the fuel carried, rather than carrying an oxidiser, as in a rocket. Theoretically, this should result in a better specific impulse than for rocket engines.

A continuous stream of air flows through the Air-breathing engine. This air is compressed, mixed with fuel, ignited and expelled as the exhaust gas.

Examples

Typical air-breathing engines include:

  • Reciprocating engine
  • Steam engine
  • Gas turbine
airbreathing jet engine
Turbo-propeller engine
  • Pulse detonation engine
  • Pulse jet
  • Ramjet
  • Scramjet
  • Liquid air cycle engine/Reaction Engines SABRE.

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