FUEL CONSERVATIVE PROPULSION CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE AIR TRANSPORTS

In a search for potential methods of reducing future air transport fuel consumption, advanced conventional turbofan and more unconventional propulsion systems were examined. Early results encouraged a more detailed evaluation of an advanced Brayton cycle gas generator in a turbofan engine or geared to an advanced multi-bladed, small diameter propeller. The fuel savings potential and operating costs are estimated for the turbofan and turboprop systems to assess both the energy conservation possibilities and the airline economic benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, May 18-20, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Gray, D E
    • Witherspoon, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760535 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM