POTENTIAL OF TURBOPROP POWERPLANTS FOR FUEL CONSERVATION

The turboprop propulsion system may offer the air transportation industry one of the most significant means of achieving reduced operating costs through large reductions in fuel consumption. The prop-fan high speed propeller concept allows the superior propulsive efficiency exhibited by the turboprop to be extended to cruise speeds compatible with current turbofan aircraft. Comparison of a prop-fan and a turbofan powered aircraft, each designed on an equal technology, equal mission, and equal comfort basis is used to illustrate the prop-fan benefits. Accountability for the differences in the installation requirements of each propulsion system is included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Foss, R L
    • HOPKINS, J P
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 53-75
  • Serial:
    • Acta Astronautica
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1-2
    • Publisher: Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM