18 August, 09:47

# Normally, jet engines push air out the back of the engine, resulting in forward thrust, but commercial aircraft often have thrust reversers that can change the direction of the ejected air, sending it forward. How does this affect the direction of thrust? When might these thrust reversers be useful in practice?

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1. 18 August, 10:17
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When the ejected air is moving in the downward direction then the thrust force acts in the upward direction, due to reversal thrust, the jets can take off vertically without needing a runway this way.

Explanation:

Newton's third law motion states that for every action there will be an equal and opposite reaction.

Thrust reversal is also known as reverse thrust. It acts opposite to the motion of the aircraft by providing the deceleration.

Commercial aircraft moves the ejected air in the forward direction means that the thrust will acts opposite to the motion of the aircraft that is backward direction due to thrust reversal. This thrust force might be used to decelerate the craft.

Uses of thrust reversal in practice:

When the ejected air is moving forward direction then the thrust force moving backward direction due to reversal thrust the speed of the craft slows down.

When the ejected air is moving in the downward direction then the thrust force acts in the upward direction, due to reversal thrust, the jets can take off vertically without needing a runway this way.