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Consequences of aero-engine deteriorations for military aircraft

Authors
Journal
Applied Energy
0306-2619
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
70
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0306-2619(01)00028-9
Disciplines
  • Economics
  • Political Science

Abstract

Abstract Political and socio-economic increasingly-stringent restrictions have led the armed forces of democratic countries to become more aware of how their financial budgets are spent. One major expenditure for military authorities is upon aero-engine maintanence because in-service worsening performance of any mechanical device, such as an aircraft's gas-turbine engine, is inevitable. Each deterioration also shortens the reliable operational life of the engine, thereby resulting in a higher life-cycle cost (LCC). For a military aircraft's mission-profiles, the consequences of an aero-engine's deterioration upon the aircraft's operational-effectiveness, its fuel consumption and life have been predicted, in this project, using validated computer-simulations. These help in making wiser management-decisions, so leading to the achievement of improved engine-utilization, lower overall life-cycle costs and greater mission effectiveness for squadrons of aircraft.

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