Thermodynamic-based environmental and enviroeconomic assessments of a turboprop engine used for freight aircrafts under different flight phases

Dinc A., ÇALIŞKAN H., Ekici S., ŞÖHRET Y.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10973-022-11486-2
  • Keywords: Aircraft, Environmental assessment, Exergy, Sustainability assessment, Thermodynamics, EXERGETIC SUSTAINABILITY, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, ENERGY, PERFORMANCE, EMISSIONS, AVIATION, SYSTEM, TOOL


In this study, the kerosene fueled turboprop engine of a freight aircraft is investigated along with exergy dynamic, sustainability, and thermodynamic-based environmental and enviroeconomic analyses under 7 different flight phase points (starting from 1 to ending at 7) and 5 different flight phases during a flight cycle which is assumed to be performed per one day. It is found that maximum (88.756%) and minimum (0.492%) exergetic improvement potential ratios are found in the flight phase point 3 for the burner and intermediate-pressure turbine, respectively. Minimum exergy destruction improvement ratio (5.6%) is calculated for the high-pressure turbine at the flight phase point 3, while maximum rate (33.1%) is expressed for the burner at the flight phase point 1. Maximum released carbon dioxide emissions are found as 0.04605 kgCO(2) kN(-1) s(-1), while maximum specific fuel consumption is 14.596 g kN(-1) s(-1) at the cruise phase between flight phase points of 4-6. Maximum environmental parameter (18,418.66 kgCO(2) day_cycle(-1)) and emitted carbon dioxide price (2136.56 euro day_cycle(-1)) are found between the flight phase points of 4-6 (cruise flight phase), while corresponding minimum rates are determined as 73.08 kgCO(2) day_cycle(-1) and 8.48 euro day_cycle(-1) in the takeoff phase between flight phase points of 1-2, respectively.