Ideal Power Output — An Alternative Aircraft Engine Performance Comparator PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Marvin F. Schmidt

Universal Technology Corporation

Christopher M. Norden, Jeffrey M. Stricker


Paper No. 97-GT-228, pp. V001T01A004; 5 pages
  • ASME 1997 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Turbomachinery; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 2–5, 1997
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7868-2
  • Copyright © 1997 by ASME


The gas turbine is applied in four basic configurations; the turbojet, the turbofan, the turboprop and the turboshaft. Comparisons of the performance of these various configurations is difficult since they convert the energy to different forms, i.e. thrust or shaft power. Cycle variables which do not necessarily constitute advancements in the state-of-the-art such as bypass ratio and fan pressure ratio can have a profound effect on thrust and shaft power. Differences in flight speed and altitude capability further confound the comparisons. What is required is a comparison methodology that removes all of these variables and yet puts all the various types of engines on an equitable basis. This paper will provide such a comparison tool. All turbomachinery, regardless of configuration, can be compared with this method.

Copyright © 1997 by ASME
This article is only available in the PDF format.



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In