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, vol.147, no.22, pp.12693-12707, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10973-022-11486-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.12693-12707
  • Keywords: Aircraft, Environmental assessment, Exergy, Sustainability assessment, Thermodynamics, EXERGETIC SUSTAINABILITY, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, ENERGY, PERFORMANCE, EMISSIONS, AVIATION, SYSTEM, TOOL
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.