Athodyd

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Athodyd


A type of jet engine consisting essentially of a duct or tube of varying diameter and open at both ends, which admits air at one end, compresses it by the forward motion of the engine, adds heat to it by the combustion of fuel, and discharges the resulting gases at the other end to produce thrust.
The ramjet is an athodyd; the pulsejet, especially the earlier type, is usually not considered an athodyd.

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use