Rolls-Royce Aeroengine Fan-Blade Containment Test

In this test of a full-scale aeroengine, a small explosive charge is used to release a fan blade from its disc. The engine has to contain the blade and has to contend with the resulting out-of-balance forces which arise when the blade is released. The fan blade containment test is regarded as an essential demonstration of safety; Rolls-Royce leads the world in this technology.

The movie has an audio commentary to accompany the spectacular visual impact of the aeroengine test.

MPG format movie of aeroengine test (40 Mb).

Acknowledgment and Copyright Information

The copyright to the movie belongs to Rolls-Royce plc. The movie has been provided for teaching purposes by Dr M. Hicks, Head of Technology, Rolls-Royce plc, Derby, U. K.

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