Further calculations of the performance of turbofan engines incorporating a wave rotor
Roberts, James W.
Shreeve, Raymond P.
Hobson, Garth V.
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Two recent computer programs, WRCOMP and ENGINE, by A. Mathur, were used to examine the performance to be gained by incorporating a wave rotor component in a turbofan engine with mixed exhausts. The programs were transferred to a VAX-2000 computer, extended, and test cases reported by A. Mathur were successfully reproduced. A comparison was made between ENGINE, in which real gas effects are accounted for, and ONX (by J. Mattingly) in which constant specific heats are used. The inclusion of real gas effects proved to have a significant impact on the predicted performance. An extension of Mathur's results was made by varying the overall pressure ratio in the wave-turbofan engine. Further cycle studies and experiments to measure wave rotor component performance are recommended.
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