thrust augmentation

thrust augmentation

[′thrəst ‚ȯg·mən′tā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The increasing of the thrust of an engine or power plant, especially of a jet engine and usually for a short period of time, over the thrust normally developed.

thrust augmentation

Any method used to augment thrust. Normally, it refers to afterburning, or reheating, but it includes water or water-methanol injection in turboprop engines and ejector exhaust schemes in reciprocating engines. See afterburning and water or water/methanol injection.
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The winning project, Distributed Propulsion System, presented an approach to aircraft thrust augmentation intended to save billions in fuel costs across the Air Force.
Piper Aircraft is working with jet engine manufacturer Williams International to investigate a unique PiperJet thrust augmentation system that could eliminate the need for its much-touted automatic horizontal stabilizer trim system to handle trim changes generated by the aircraft's single high-centreline FJ44-3AP turbofan engine.
The Jupiter-C did not use strap-on rockets; it had a set of rockets in the upper stage, but nothing that amounted to thrust augmentation in the first stage.
The significant amount of thrust augmentation obtained from the lift