Thrust Augmentation

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Thrust Augmentation

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The increasing of the thrust of an engine or power plant, especially of a jet engine and usually for a short period of time, over the thrust normally developed. The principal methods of thrust augmentation are the introduction of additional air into the induction system, liquid injection, and afterburning. With a piston engine, thrust augmentation usually refers to the direction of exhaust gases so as to give additional thrust. </dd>

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