nacelle


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to nacelle: Thrust reverser

nacelle

(nəsĕl`): see airplaneairplane,
 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

nacelle

[nə′sel]
(aerospace engineering)
A separate streamlined enclosure on an airplane for sheltering or housing something, as the crew or an engine.
(electricity)
An enclosure containing the electric generating equipment in a wind-energy conversion system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

nacelle

nacelleclick for a larger image
Nacelle.
A small structure, separate from the fuselage, on an aircraft for housing aircrew or engine(s). An engine nacelle usually forms a separate fire resistant bay. The term is applied to streamlined bodies enclosing crew and/or engines mounted on or between the planes of an aircraft. It is a protective aerodynamic enclosure, often used to integrate a podded engine into the wing structure.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

nacelle

a streamlined enclosure on an aircraft, not part of the fuselage, to accommodate an engine, passengers, crew, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Hexcel's carbon fiber, structural prepregs, reinforcing fabrics, honeycomb core and engineered parts are used in many applications throughout the 787, particularly in the aircraft's engines and nacelles, interiors and secondary structures.
Nordam had been producing the nacelles for Gulfstream's G500 and G600 engine supplier, Pratt & Whitney Canada.
In the present study, we consider a hypothetical nacelle having dimensions with scaling factor of 1/40 from the real dimensions.
The giant Nacelle will sit on top of the wind turbine tower behind the blades and contains the mechanism which converts wind power into electricity.
A nacelle is the structure that surrounds the engine on an aircraft that improves fuel savings, reduces noise and assists in stopping the aircraft upon landing.
It will accommodate a test rig which will conduct performance, endurance and compressed life testing of complete nacelles up to 15MW.
In a recent example of this Indestructible Paint's IP9189, an intumescent coating developed for aerospace applications, was adopted by an aircraft manufacturer for the protection of engine nacelles.
Nacelle systems, housings that contain aircraft engines, are critical to the overall efficiency of aircraft, as well as a key area for weight savings and fuel economy improvements.
In his new role Hurpin will oversee Nexcelle's range of technical aspects in developing and producing nacelle systems for a new generation of integrated propulsion systems that equip commercial airlines and business jets.
The 10-year Prime SolutionsA nacelle services agreement will be managed through Goodrich's Dubai campus in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, which will provide local support to the fast-growing low-cost carrier based in Sharjah, UAE.
How would they even tackle a fire in the nacelle of a 470ft high machine, with burning, molten glass fibre from the blades dripping down onto tinder dry grass surrounding the turbine ...