How powerful was the engine in Concorde the airplane?
Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mark 610 turbojets. With
afterburner, each of four engines produces 38,050 pounds of
thrust on takeoff. Take-off thrust is
limited for only a few minutes and after-burner is very limited.
For normal operation, the thrust is 10,000 lbs. Powerplant
Specifications Engine Model Olympus 593 Mrk610
turbojet Engine Manufacturer
Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Number fitted
Four Maximum thrust produced at take off, per
engine 38,050 lbs (170 KN) (with afterburner reheat in operation)
Maximum thrust produced during supersonic cruse, per engine
10,000 lbs Reheat contribution to performance 20%
at full thrust during take-off This link has some great info and
figures on the Concorde engines and a comparison ofwith the
turbo-fan engines(watch for pop-up windows).
http://www.concorde-jet.com/e_moteurs.htm The Concorde jet engine
is a standard turbotjet with after-burner, much like the fighter
jets. Most airliners utilize the turbo-fan
engines. This engine has a jet engine as the main core and
one of its turbines powers a large multi-bladed fan that blows air
over the outside of the engine. This is why it is called a
high-bypass turbo-fan. This design uses fuel more efficiently to
save costs for the passengers. As a comparison to the Concorde
engine, General Electric has designed
theCF6-80E1A3 for use on the Boeing 777
thatproduces a thrust of72,000 lbs at takeoff.
Link on history of the General Electric aircraft engines