compressor disc

compressor disc

compressor disc
The inner section of compressor wheel that makes up a stage of compression in an axial-flow compressor. The disc is mounted on compressor shaft. The rotor blades are mounted on the disc periphery. Each compressor stage has its own disc.
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In June 1995, a fire that destroyed a ValuJet plane at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport was found to have been caused by a compressor disc in a JT8D engine that shattered and cut through a fuel line.
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