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.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting, May 18-20, 1977.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Gray, D E
- Witherspoon, J W
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Economics; Fuel conservation; Generators; Operating costs; Propellers; Propulsion; Turbofan engines; Turboprop engines
- Old TRIS Terms: Brayton cycle
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Economics; Energy;
- 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