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Whittle Laboratory

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The Whittle Laboratory is a propulsion and power research laboratory located at the West Cambridge site in Cambridge, UK. It is a part of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. The lab specialises in the aerodynamics of turbomachinery but does extensive work in aerothermal design and modelling of power systems and aircraft. The Whittle Lab has its origins in Sir Frank Whittle and a number of his original team, from Cambridge, and who in 1937 invented the jet engine. In opening the Lab in 1973 the aim was to develop the technology which would underpin the emerging age of mass air travel. The Whittle Laboratory today is one of the world's leading jet engine and power generation research laboratories. It has partnered with Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Siemens for over 50 years; with Dyson for 10 years; and in the last few years with many of the new entrants into the aviation sector. The Whittle Laboratory has successfully translated hundreds of pri
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