Sustainability Metrics of a Small Scale Turbojet Engine

Ekici S., ŞÖHRET Y. , Coban K., Altuntas O., Karakoc T. H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TURBO & JET-ENGINES, cilt.35, ss.113-119, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/tjj-2016-0036
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.113-119


Over the last decade, sustainable energy consumption has attracted the attention of scientists and researchers. The current paper presents sustainability indicators of a small scale turbojet engine, operated on micro-aerial vehicles, for discussion of the sustainable development of the aviation industry from a different perspective. Experimental data was obtained from an engine at full power load and utilized to conduct an exergy-based sustainability analysis. Exergy efficiency, waste exergy ratio, recoverable exergy ratio, environmental effect factor, exergy destruction factor and exergetic sustainability index are evaluated as exergetic sustainability indicators of the turbojet engine under investigation in the current study. The exergy efficiency of the small scale turbojet engine is calculated as 27.25% whereas the waste exergy ratio, the exergy destruction factor and the sustainability index of the engine are found to be 0.9756, 0.5466 and 0.2793, respectively.