Abstract Title

Turbofan Engine Performance Assessment under Imitated Failure and Non-Traditional Flight Conditions using Virtual Simulator

Abstract

Turbofan engines are the most modern type of gas turbine engine used in today’s aircrafts. These engines will continue to serve as the backbone of future modernized airliners. They promise dramatic efficiency improvements, which is mainly due to the introduction of innovative new technologies. The basic thermodynamic theory of the turbofan engine generally is not complicated; however, the snag and the main concern rests with the flow into the engine devices. This flow is compressible in nature and it is subject to a set of specified ambient conditions and a range of pressure ratios. The theory behind such arrangements gets complex upon looking at the areo-thermodynamic details of the flow structure within each device to sustain a preferable engine operation. Thus, this study undertakes evaluating the performance of a turbofan engine using a simulator model in a virtual bench setting. It is the Price Induction Engine Virtual Test Bench DGEN 380 Turbofan Engine [1].

The college of Aeronautics and Engineering acquired this simulation software-based system as an educational and research tool to help students learn and explore turbofan engines and understand their functionality. Among its features is allowing studying an aircraft engine’s control system, thermodynamic data, and aerodynamic data. The DGEN 380 Turbofan Engine is promoted for the light jet market which is a mostly propeller powered market as of today. The unique design of the DGEN gives it a high bypass ratio making it very fuel efficient and suitable to fly at the lower altitudes of personal light aircraft. This system is utilized to conduct this distinctive research study which focuses on isolated engine component failures under unconditional flight path and analyzes the reaction on the engine performance metrics when these failures occur [2-6]. Results pertaining to failure diagnosis based on the engine parameters displayed on the virtual test bench are to be presented and discussed.

Modified Abstract

The college of Aeronautics and Engineering acquired this simulation software-based system as an educational and research tool to help students learn and explore turbofan engines and understand their functionality. Among its features is allowing studying an aircraft engine’s control system, thermodynamic data, and aerodynamic data. The DGEN 380 Turbofan Engine is promoted for the light jet market which is a mostly propeller powered market as of today. The unique design of the DGEN gives it a high bypass ratio making it very fuel efficient and suitable to fly at the lower altitudes of personal light aircraft. This system is utilized to conduct this distinctive research study which focuses on isolated engine component failures under unconditional flight path and analyzes the reaction on the engine performance metrics when these failures occur [2-6]. Results pertaining to failure diagnosis based on the engine parameters displayed on the virtual test bench are to be presented and discussed.

Research Category

Physics/Chemisty/Liquid Crystal

Primary Author's Major

Applied Engineering

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Ali Abdul-Aziz

Mentor #2 Information

Dr. D. Blake Stringer

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Aerospace Engineering | Engineering | Propulsion and Power

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Turbofan Engine Performance Assessment under Imitated Failure and Non-Traditional Flight Conditions using Virtual Simulator

Turbofan engines are the most modern type of gas turbine engine used in today’s aircrafts. These engines will continue to serve as the backbone of future modernized airliners. They promise dramatic efficiency improvements, which is mainly due to the introduction of innovative new technologies. The basic thermodynamic theory of the turbofan engine generally is not complicated; however, the snag and the main concern rests with the flow into the engine devices. This flow is compressible in nature and it is subject to a set of specified ambient conditions and a range of pressure ratios. The theory behind such arrangements gets complex upon looking at the areo-thermodynamic details of the flow structure within each device to sustain a preferable engine operation. Thus, this study undertakes evaluating the performance of a turbofan engine using a simulator model in a virtual bench setting. It is the Price Induction Engine Virtual Test Bench DGEN 380 Turbofan Engine [1].

The college of Aeronautics and Engineering acquired this simulation software-based system as an educational and research tool to help students learn and explore turbofan engines and understand their functionality. Among its features is allowing studying an aircraft engine’s control system, thermodynamic data, and aerodynamic data. The DGEN 380 Turbofan Engine is promoted for the light jet market which is a mostly propeller powered market as of today. The unique design of the DGEN gives it a high bypass ratio making it very fuel efficient and suitable to fly at the lower altitudes of personal light aircraft. This system is utilized to conduct this distinctive research study which focuses on isolated engine component failures under unconditional flight path and analyzes the reaction on the engine performance metrics when these failures occur [2-6]. Results pertaining to failure diagnosis based on the engine parameters displayed on the virtual test bench are to be presented and discussed.