A Mission Assessment of Aero Engine Losses
Paper in proceedings, 2015
A detailed and systematic loss breakdown of a direct drive two-spool turbofan aero engine integrated to an aircraft corresponding to a technology level of year 2020
is produced from engine mission point performance simulations. The analysis includes the fundamental mission points throughout a commercial aircraft mission. The breakdown also incorporates the inherent effects of the propulsion system such as engine weight and nacelle drag. A new term, installed rational efficiency, is proposed to fully assess the performance of the propulsion subsystem. Combining the detailed component loss analysis with the assessment of the installation effects provides a systematic as well as effective way of analyzing the full impact of an aircraft component, like
the engine subsystem, on the aircraft. This can be used to truly assess the performance of one propulsion unit
compared to another.