Monday, August 03, 2020

Why India Is Still Struggling To Make A Jet Engine ?

Back in 2010, ten years ago, in Russia, the Kaveri Indian-made kaveri jet engine was tested in the suburbs of Shchukovskiy. The tests were carried out on the basis of the Transport Aircraft Il-76, to which the engine was attached. The Kaveri engine was developed by the Gas Turbine Research Institute (GTRE) commissioned by the Organization for Defence Research and Development (DRDO). The Kaveri is a two-part turbojet jet engine.  In 2015, noises were detected at full thrust during tests, and for a long time engineers could not answer the question about the origin of noise. Outbreaks were also detected in the fast-and-running mode, indicating problems with the fuel supply system.
GTRE director, T. Mohan Rao explains why after more than thirty years of development history, Kaveri is not yet perfected>>
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