On 16th May, Michael Trotter, Business Development Manager for the 'Vulcan to the Sky Trust' visited Doncaster UTC and donated a section of the Rolls Royce Olympus 201 Turbojet along with reading material for our Engineering students.
This will be exhibited in our Engineering workshops.
See below for further details.
Rolls Royce Olympus 201 Turbojet in the words of Jim Debenham
XH558 was delivered to Bruntingthorpe in 1993 by the RAF. The exhibit you have is part of the outer casing of one of the engines that were fitted at that time.
This engine was used during XH558s time as the RAF Vulcan display flight from 1983 to 1993 when she ended her RAF career.
The engine was used during fast taxy days at Bruntingthorpe until it was removed as part of the restoration back to flight as the engine had some damage to its turbine blades.
The part is the outer casing of the high compression blade area of the engine the blades fitted to it are guides to push air into the high compression turbine blades.
The engine has two sets of Turbine blades low compression as the air enters the engine and high compression before the air hits the fuel chamber.
The Olympus was one of the first turbojet engines to enter production employing the so called two spool layout.
Each engine will generate up to 17000 lbs of thrust (one engine being equal to the power produced on the starting grid of an F1 race)
The engine will take in air at the rate of 240lb per second and runs at 6680rpm.
Fuel is used at the rate of 6000lbs per hour.
The total fuel load is 74000lb this would run an average family car doing 10000 miles per year for approx. 30 years.
The drawing below shows where the part sits within the engine.
Posted: 16 May, 2021