Implementation of Engine Loss Analysis Methods in the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation
Roth, Bryce Alexander
McClure, Erin Kathleen
Danner, Travis W.
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This paper describes the implementation and application of a new set of thermodynamic loss analysis tools in the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation. This analysis tool set is intended to enable fast, accurate estimation of losses in an engine cycle model with minimal effort on the part of the user. The basic thermodynamic concepts and analysis methods are first described. Next, the implementation of the necessary thermodynamic calculation functions is described. These functions are intended to be used in conjunction with a generalpurpose loss analysis element to facilitate estimation of all losses in an engine cycle model. The loss analysis element is described in detail and is subsequently used to analyze a mixed flow turbofan engine. Typical performance and loss results are presented. The resultant detailed loss information is not normally available when using standard cycle analysis methods. The information gained from this analysis is useful in that it yields insight into the underlying losses that contribute to the overall engine performance.