Performance Analysis of Wake and Boundary-Layer Ingestion for Aircraft Design

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This paper presents conceptual studies to evaluate the performance of the propulsor and its associated vehicle in the configurations of wake ingestion and boundary-layer ingestion. A power conversion analysis uses the power balance method to elaborate the power-saving mechanism of wake ingestion, showing that the Froude’s propulsive efficiency as a figure of merit should be separated from the power conversion efficiency in these configurations. The body/ propulsor interaction occurring in the boundary-layer ingestion configuration is qualitatively analyzed to clarify its influence on the performance of the integrated vehicle. The results suggest that the minimization of power consumption should be used as a design criterion for aircraft using boundary-layer ingestion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1526
JournalJournal of Aircraft: devoted to aeronautical science and technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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