Analysis of Advanced Technology Impact on HSCT Engine Cycle Performance
Roth, Bryce Alexander
Mavris, Dimitri N.
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The objective of this paper is to describe and apply methods that could assist the propulsion system designer in the evaluation and selection of propulsion technologies. The focus here is on the aerothermo-dynamic aspects of the problem, particularly estimation of engine internal losses. This is accomplished by leveraging developments in second law analysis methods that are able to quantify the theoretical work potential as well as the loss in work potential. Two basic methods, exergy and suitability of each for propulsion systems analysis is discussed. These are used to develop a simple approach to engine internal loss estimation, and are then demonstrated on several basic technology scenarios for a High Speed Civil Transport Propulsion System. The various sources of loss for each concept are examined in detail, and the results for the two methods are compared.