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AE438 - Term Projects Spring 2017

Phase 1: Literature survey


Platforms
Bechmark engines

Presentation 1

Phase 2: Cycle design (Gas Turb 12.0)


Requirements
Optimisation

Presentation 2

Phase 3: Component design (Gas Turb 12.0)


Architecture
Stage count
Weight / length
Life

Final Presentation
Turbofan
Turbojet Turboprop - Turboshaft
Optimization Parameters:
Overall Pressure Ratio
Burner Exit Temperature Optimization Parameters:
Mass Flow Rate Design Bypass Ratio
Outer Fan Pressure Ratio

OPTIMIZATION 2
OPTIMIZATION 3 OPTIMIZATION 4 (for Turbofans)
OPTIMIZATION 1
Design Choices:
Design Choices: Design Choices:
Calculated Efficiencies
Design Choices: Calculated Efficiencies Calculated Efficiencies
Cooling Air Percentage
Constant/Calculated Efficiencies Iterated Cooling Air Percentage Cooling Air Percentage
Cooling Air Percentage
Aim: Optimum Turbine Design
Aim: Optimum Cooling Air for Min.SFC &
Turbine Exit Angle < 30o
Aim: Min. SFC & Power / Thrust Power/Thrust with Constant Turbine Metal Aim (Mixed Flow Turbofan): Mixer Inlet
Avoid High Mach
Temperature Total Pressure Ratio (P16/P6) for Min.SFC
Numbers

Aim (Separate Flow Turbofan) : Ideal Jet


Velocity Ratio (V18/V8) for Min.SFC
Thermodynamically
Efficient Engine Cooled/Uncooled
Number of Turbine Stages
Percentage of Cooling Air
Fan
Parameters

NO Cost
Maintenance
Size

OK

OPTIMUM CYCLE