blow-in doors

Spring-loaded doors located in the inlet duct of some gas turbine or turbofan engines. These doors are normally closed, but they open under conditions of low speed and high engine power to permit additional air into the compressor. Blow-in doors help prevent compressor stall. Also called auxiliary air intake or takeoff shutters.

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