thrust axis

thrust axis

[′thrəst ‚ak·səs]
(aerospace engineering)
A line or axis through an aircraft or a rocket, along which the thrust acts; an axis through the longitudinal center of a jet or rocket engine, along which the thrust of the engine acts. Also known as axis of thrust; center of thrust.

thrust axis

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An imaginary line along which the resultant thrust acts. It is aligned normally with the propelling nozzle, or it passes through the center of the propeller hub, perpendicular to the propeller rotation. The term is not used for helicopter thrust.
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The recoil impulse of the frame and barrel extension group "breaks" the toggle-joint by pushing it upwards until the axis of the cross-pin lies above the thrust axis (this could be explained more precisely by use of the Calculus), but, most importantly, after the chamber pressure has dropped to a safe level.
The capability of the thrust tube to sustain loads perpendicular to the thrust axis is determined by the cylinder rigidity and shaft-support bearing strength.
The recoil impulse of the frame and barrel extension group "breaks" the toggle-joint by pushing it upwards until axis of the cross-pin lies above the thrust axis (this could be explained more precisely by use of the Calculus), but, most importantly, after the chamber pressure has dropped to a safe level.