reverse-flow combustion chamber

reverse-flow combustion chamber

A type of combustion chamber in which the airflow is reverse to the general airflow. This is to keep the shaft length as short as possible. This is rarely used these days. See reverse flow-type turbofan engine.
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The gas generator module comprises two centrifugal stages attached to a reverse-flow combustion chamber, a single-stage gas generator turbine, a two-stage power turbine and dual channel FADEC.
It has a four-stage axial compressor and a centrifugal compressor, an annular reverse-flow combustion chamber and a radial inflow turbine.
A multi-stage axial-flow compressor is followed by a single-stage radial compressor feeding air into the reverse-flow combustion chamber. The compressors share the same 90,000rpm shaft as a two-stage axial-flow turbine.