DESIGN APPROACHES TO MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT ENGINES

The status of NASA's Energy Efficient Engine Project, a comparative government-industry effort aimed at advancing the technology base for the next generation of large turbofan engines for civil aircraft transports is summarized. Results of recently completed studies are reviewed. These studies involved selection of engine cycles and configurations that offer potential for at least 12% lower fuel consumption than current engines and also are economically attractive and environmentally acceptable. Emphasis is on the advancements required in component technologies and systems design concepts to permit future development of these more energy efficient engines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at the 14TH Propulsion Conf., Las Vegas, Nev., 25-27 July 1978; Cosponsored by AIAA and SAE.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • SAUNDERS, N T
    • Colladay, R S
    • Macioce, L E
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78893
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM