Definition of combustor
: a chamber (as in a gas turbine or a jet engine) in which combustion occurs —called also combustion chamber
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Bladed discs, located in the hot section of a turbofan engine, pull energy from the hot gases of the combustor to produce thrust.
For greater heat resistance (and lower weight), GE’s engineers used ceramic matrix composite materials for parts of the combustor and turbine, where things get hottest.
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