This paper deals with the study of the power matching of the propulsion system and on-board systems changing the on-board systems' electrification level. In particular, four system architectures have been studied, each one with a different level of electrification starting from the More Electric Aircraft (MEA) to the All Electric Aircraft (AEA) systems. The mass and the power requirement of each system architectures have been analysed together with the change in engine specific fuel consumption. Then, these results have been used to quantify the influences of engine and systems power matching to the entire aircraft. In particular, the beneficial effect of system electrification has been evaluated as an increment of aircraft range. Moreover, two reference aircraft - a regional jet and a short/medium range liner - have been selected to understand the variance of the power matching changing aircraft dimensions and mission range. The study is carried out using a distributed and collaborative Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) environment. The results show a beneficial effect of systems electrification on systems mass and engine specific fuel consumption. At aircraft level, the results point out an increment of aircraft range up to 7.7% with a different trend for the two studied cases.
|Titolo:||Applying a distributed collaborative MDAO environment to study the power matching of the propulsion system and the on-board electrified systems for advanced regional and short- to medium-range jetliners|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1017/aer.2019.79|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|