Title: Component-based exergetic measures of an experimental turboprop/turboshaft engine for propeller aircrafts and helicopters

Authors: Hakan Aydin; Onder Turan; T. Hikmet Karakoc; Adnan Midilli

Addresses: TUSAS Engine Industries, (TEI), Eskisehir, Turkey ' School of Civil Aviation, Anadolu University, TR-26470, Eskisehir, Turkey ' School of Civil Aviation, Anadolu University, TR-26470, Eskisehir, Turkey ' Advanced Energy Technologies, Energy Division, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, 53000, Turkey

Abstract: In this paper, component-based exergetic assessment is presented for an experimental turboprop/turboshaft engine, including comparisons and exergetic performance such as their efficiencies, improvement potentials, exergy destruction rates, relative exergy destructions, fuel depletion ratios, productivity lacks, and fuel and product exergy factors with different power settings and torques. The exergetic assessment of the engine components provided here should be helpful for designing shaft-power aero engines. Results from this study also evaluate effects of the operating parameters on the exergetic performance of the engine components commonly used in regional propeller aircrafts and helicopters.

Keywords: turboprop engines; propeller aircraft; helicopters; exergy analysis; propulsion; turboshaft; regional aircraft; aero engines; engine design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2012.050228

International Journal of Exergy, 2012 Vol.11 No.3, pp.322 - 348

Received: 18 Jan 2012
Accepted: 11 Apr 2012

Published online: 08 Nov 2012 *

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