Definition of turbofan
1 : a fan that is directly connected to and driven by a turbine and is used to supply air for cooling, ventilation, or combustion
2 : a jet engine having a turbofan
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Bullet-shaped with stubby wings and a Williams turbofan engine, the Tomahawk flies low at subsonic speeds to avoid enemy radar.
In Palm Beach County, growth is expected to come from Pratt’s PurePower geared turbofan engine for Airbus Group’s A320neo aircraft, made in Palm Beach County and Middletown, Conn.
Bladed discs, located in the hot section of a turbofan engine, pull energy from the hot gases of the combustor to produce thrust.
When employed by Motorola, McGregor was shown an early 1U server with two Itanium processors and a massive turbofan at the back.
Airbus has fallen behind in deliveries of its A320neo family of aircraft as Pratt's cutting-edge geared turbofan engine encounters durability issues and production snarls.
Stein said that the ultrafan and geared turbofan aren’t ultimately compatible designs.
Powered by twin Rolls-Royce Spey afterburning turbofan jets, the 10-ton, 106,000 horsepower beast is believed capable of 850 mph –
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