DISTRIBUTED PROPULSION AND TURBOFAN SCALE EFFECTS
Paper i proceeding, 2005
A coupled aircraft and engine model is used to evaluate the fuel consumption and mission weight of distributed propulsion aircraft. The engine cycle is optimized for the installation to show the ultimate performance of each propulsion alternative. The effect of higher specific fuel consumption for smaller engines is weighed against the potentially lower installation weight and higher integration efficiency of distributed propulsion.
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