Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Arak University of Technology

2 Arak university of technology

10.22034/jast.2022.340613.1117

Abstract

In this research, the thermodynamic analysis of a three-spool mixed-flow turbofan engine has been studied by examining parameters such as flight altitude, flight Mach number, fan pressure ratio, high and Intermediate-pressure compressor pressure ratios, bypass ratio and burner exit temperature. First, the effect of these parameters on the thrust, thrust specific fuel consumption (TSFC) and engine efficiency was investigated and then in the exergy analysis, it was found that the lowest exergy efficiency with a value of 85.45% belongs to the combustion chamber; Therefore, a parametric study was conducted to improve the performance and exergy efficiency of the burner; For example, in the case of bypass ratio of 2.2 and fan pressure ratio of 2, the exergy efficiency of the burner is increased by 12.23% compared to the base case. In addition, the results of sensitivity analysis show that the burner exit temperature and the HPC pressure ratio with 21.81 and 2.2%, respectively, have the most and the least effect on the engine net thrust; Also, the burner exit temperature and the flight altitude with 4.57% and 0.11%, respectively, have the most and the least effect on the TSFC.

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Article Title [Persian]

Thermodynamic Analysis of a Three-Spool Mixed-Flow Turbofan: An Approach to Improve Burner Performance

Authors [Persian]

  • Sarallah Abbasi 1
  • Daraei 2

1 Arak University of Technology

2 Arak university of technology

Abstract [Persian]

In this research, the thermodynamic analysis of a three-spool mixed-flow turbofan engine has been studied by examining parameters such as flight altitude, flight Mach number, fan pressure ratio, high and Intermediate-pressure compressor pressure ratios, bypass ratio and burner exit temperature. First, the effect of these parameters on the thrust, thrust specific fuel consumption (TSFC) and engine efficiency was investigated and then in the exergy analysis, it was found that the lowest exergy efficiency with a value of 85.45% belongs to the combustion chamber; Therefore, a parametric study was conducted to improve the performance and exergy efficiency of the burner; For example, in the case of bypass ratio of 2.2 and fan pressure ratio of 2, the exergy efficiency of the burner is increased by 12.23% compared to the base case. In addition, the results of sensitivity analysis show that the burner exit temperature and the HPC pressure ratio with 21.81 and 2.2%, respectively, have the most and the least effect on the engine net thrust; Also, the burner exit temperature and the flight altitude with 4.57% and 0.11%, respectively, have the most and the least effect on the TSFC.

Keywords [Persian]

  • Turbofan
  • Energy and Exergy Analysis
  • Parametric Study
  • Burner Exergy Efficiency
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