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Aircraft Air Bleed Valve function

  1. Oct 11, 2011 #1
    Hi guys, I'm relatively inexperienced with aircraft engines and I'm keen to understand how the actual mechanism for bleeding air from the system works. I know that there are bleed valves on a plane, which remove hot air from the system and roue it to other areas to take advantage of this energy, but how does the air bleed valve actually function mechanically? What is the mechanism and principles on which it works. Also, where would be the critical areas that you would want to remove the air and why? I was listening to some colleagues talking about aircraft engines, and I didn't quite understand the bleed air side of things. Would be very keen to find out, as most of the stuff online is a bit vague and general.

    Best Regards,
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011
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