Dynamic Performance Investigations of a Turbojet Engine using a Cross-Application Visual Oriented Platform
Journal article, 2008
This paper presents the development of visual oriented tools for the dynamic performance simulation of a turbojet engine using a cross-application approach. In particular, the study focuses on the feasibility of developing simulation models using different programming environments and linking them together using a popular spreadsheet program. As a result of this effort, a low fidelity cycle program has been created, capable of being integrated with other performance models. The amount of laboratory sessions required for student training during an educational procedure, for example for a course in gas turbine performance simulation, is greatly reduced due to the familiarity of most students with the spreadsheet software. The model results have been validated using commercially available gas turbine simulation software and experimental data from open literature. The most important finding of this study is the capability of the program to link to aircraft performance models and predict the transient working line of the engine for various initial conditions in order to dynamically simulate flight phases including take-off and landing.
Gas turbine performance