axial-flow jet engine

axial-flow jet engine

[′ak·sē·əl ′flō ¦jet ′en·jən]
(aerospace engineering)
A jet engine in which the general flow of air is along the longitudinal axis of the engine.
A turbojet engine that utilizes an axial-flow compressor and turbine.
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Past featured speakers honored at this session have included such well-known figures in the field as German scientist Hans von Ohain, who independently invented an axial-flow jet engine in secret in Germany during the war, Gerhard Neumann and Sir William Hawthorne.