bootstrap system

bootstrap system

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Two examples of boot strap systems viz. a gas turbine engine and aircraft air conditioning system.
A system in which, once a system has been started by some external power, working fluids sustain the process on a self-sustaining basis. A gas turbine engine, once started, sustains a bootstrap operation, because the turbine continues driving the compressor that feeds it the air. Another bootstrap system in some aircraft is a bootstrap air-conditioning system, which gets hot air from the aircraft compressor. The incoming air is used directly for heating and cooled when so required. On the ground, when the aircraft engine is not running, an auxiliary power unit provides the air. A bootstrap system is also present in superchargers. Bootstrap reservoirs have space applications.
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