A fighter aircraft afterburner is comprised of a set of fuel injectors, a tube, a flame holder that the fuel burns in, and an adjustable exhaust nozzle. Jet engines with an afterburner require an adjustable exhaust nozzle to control the thrust and internal engine pressures. . S.S. White flexible shafts provide positive, mechanically synchronized control of this critical actuator system controlling the afterburner exhaust nozzle.
In addition, all aerospace flexible shaft products are designed to one of the industry’s highest performance criteria by utilizing a unique computer modeling program developed by S. S. White called PERFLEXION. This program allows design engineers to fully model the behavioral characteristics of the wire bundles within the shaft core and arrive at an optimum product that provides maximum bending flexibility and torsional strength while allowing minimal torsional deflection with up to a 30 percent improvement above accepted industry standards.