Effect of heat leakage on the performance of a twin-spool turbofan engine

Colakoglu M., TANBAY T., Durmayaz A., SOGUT O. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXERGY, vol.19, no.2, pp.173-198, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijex.2016.075604
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-198
  • Keywords: exergy, heat leakage, performance, twin-spool turbofan engine, aircraft, ECOLOGICAL OPTIMIZATION, AIRCRAFT
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effect of heat leakage from a twin-spool turbofan engine to the ambient air on the performance of the engine for a commercial aircraft is investigated. Effects of heat leakage on the variation of the performance indicators of coefficient of ecological performance, overall efficiency, exergy destruction factor, thrust specific fuel consumption and entropy generation rate with respect to the design parameters of compressor and fan pressure ratios, by-pass ratio and turbine inlet temperature are investigated numerically. The main findings are as follows: (i) Effect of heat leakage from the combustion chamber to the by-pass air on the coefficient of ecological performance, exergy destruction factor and entropy generation rate is considerably large when compared to that on the other performance indicators especially for small values of design parameters except for turbine inlet temperature. (ii) Effect of heat leakage on the performance indicators is significant for small values of turbine inlet temperature and large values of the other design parameters.