Turbofan/Turboshaft Powerplant for Composite Helicopters 670352

A concept for obtaining substantial amounts of shaft power from conventional two-spool turbofan engines will be introduced. The concept shows promise of alternatively providing rotor drive power and cruise thrust from the same engine for composite (stowed rotor) helicopter applications. The effects of varying several engine design features, including bypass ratio, compressor split, and variable geometry, on the amount of power available will be explored. Data on a specific engine will be used to investigate the installation, performance, and control characteristics of the engine in relation to the requirements of a typical composite helicopter.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.