How to Calculate the Torque and Thrust of Motorized Valves

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Torque and thrust are important characteristics of aircraft engines. These characteristics greatly impact aircraft operation and capabilities. These characteristics can be affected by the type of motorised valves present in the aircraft engine. In order to determine what effect there is, one must first calculate the torque and thrust of the engine and then find the impact of the motorised valve.

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Things you need

  • Torque calculator
  • Thrust calculator
  • Engine specifics
  • Internet access

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    Gather engine specifics. These should be located in the owner's manual for your aircraft/engine. There should also be a detailed record of any maintenance, repairs or alterations made to the aircraft. These will form a complete list of what parts are in your engine, the condition of the parts and the age of the parts.

  2. 2

    Find a thrust calculator and a torque calculator. These are available for sale, or for free on the Internet. You may want to obtain multiple calculators to ensure accuracy.

  3. 3

    Input the required data into the calculators. Different calculators will want different information, but many will want items such as age and brand of various engine parts. Include your motorised valves.

  4. 4

    Operate the calculators to obtain results.

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    Input the required data again, using a standard motorised valve if available or at least a different one. Repeat the calculations.

  6. 6

    Compare the results from the standard or different motorised valves to your motorised valves. This will involve subtracting one from the other. This will show you the impact of your motorised valves.

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