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Tubine engine blade fail test

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Published on Jul 4, 2007

This test is performed on turbofan engines used on airliners. They take a blade and plant a small explosive charge behind it. When the engine is at speed, the blade is dislodged useing the exposive, causeing the engine to become unbalanced. The whole test is to see if the engine can stay contained within the outer caseing and shroud. Note that the engine doesn't have to work after, it just has to stay within the containment. If the engine were to fail mid air shrapnel from the engine wouldn't enter the plane, protecting passengers and potentially saveing the integrity of the plane.

Also, please forgive me. I uploaded this video 10 years ago. I've had it for years before I uploaded it, then it sat here for 10 years with shotty description, and still managed to get over 300,000 veiws. YouTube knows the original video isn't mine, and has made that known long before Google came along and bought em out.

I happen to love aviation. More videos to come!

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