Scibar – 21st November – Making Jet Engines Cool

Jet engines are designed to work at extremely high temperatures, pressures and accelerations. When an aeroplane is taking off, the temperatures can be as high as 2,200 degrees Celsius. At some points in the engine, the temperature of the air can be greater than the melting point of the parts inside. The only way this is possible is with the help of a state of-the art cooling system. Come along to hear how jet engines are cooled with Dr Priyanka Dhopade. She creates computer models of the flows inside a jet engine to predict the transfer of heat and design innovative cooling systems.