The diameter of the exhaust nozzle of jet engines

In summary, the typical diameter of the exhaust nozzle of a jet engine can vary depending on the type of engine and its design thrust. The JT9D engine used on some Airbus models has a nozzle diameter of approximately 1 meter. More information and links can be found in the Wikipedia article on jet engines.
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royp
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Hello,

Can anybody please tell me the typical diameter of the exhaust nozzle of a jet engine? I know, there are different types of engines and nozzle types also vary. For instance, I am interested to know the typical diameter of the nozzle of a turbofan engine.

Thanks
 
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That's a pretty vague question. However, a bit of Google searching found the JT9D engine used on some Airbus models has a nozzle diameter (judged by eye from a picture) around 1 meter.
 
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royp said:
Hello,

Can anybody please tell me the typical diameter of the exhaust nozzle of a jet engine? I know, there are different types of engines and nozzle types also vary. For instance, I am interested to know the typical diameter of the nozzle of a turbofan engine.

Thanks
I would think it should be obvious that among other things the diameter will be a function of design thrust. So there is no one typical size.
 

Related to The diameter of the exhaust nozzle of jet engines

1. What is the purpose of the exhaust nozzle on a jet engine?

The exhaust nozzle on a jet engine is responsible for directing and accelerating the high-velocity exhaust gases out of the engine, providing thrust and propulsion for the aircraft.

2. How does the diameter of the exhaust nozzle affect the performance of a jet engine?

The diameter of the exhaust nozzle plays a crucial role in the performance of a jet engine. A larger diameter allows for a greater volume of exhaust gases to be expelled, resulting in higher thrust and faster speeds. However, a smaller diameter can increase the exhaust velocity and improve fuel efficiency.

3. What factors determine the optimal diameter of the exhaust nozzle for a jet engine?

The optimal diameter of the exhaust nozzle is determined by several factors, including the size and design of the engine, the desired thrust and speed of the aircraft, and the environmental conditions of the flight, such as altitude and air density.

4. How does the diameter of the exhaust nozzle affect the noise level of a jet engine?

The diameter of the exhaust nozzle can have a significant impact on the noise level of a jet engine. A larger diameter can result in lower noise levels as it allows for a smoother and more gradual expansion of the exhaust gases. However, a smaller diameter can create higher noise levels due to the faster and more turbulent exhaust flow.

5. Can the diameter of the exhaust nozzle be adjusted during flight?

Yes, the diameter of the exhaust nozzle can be adjusted during flight to optimize the performance of the jet engine. This is typically done through a variable geometry mechanism that allows for the nozzle to be narrowed or widened depending on the flight conditions and desired engine performance.

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