Exergo-economic analysis of an experimental aircraft turboprop engine under low torque condition


1st International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials, ENEFM 2013, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 October 2013, vol.155, pp.329-335 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 155
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-05521-3_42
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-335
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.Exergo-economic analysis is an unique combination of exergy analysis and cost analysis conducted at the component level. In exergo-economic analysis, cost of each exergy stream is determined. Inlet and outlet exergy streams of the each component are associated to a monetary cost. This is essential to detect costineffective processes and identify technical options which could improve the cost effectiveness of the overall energy system. In this study, exergo-economic analysis is applied to an aircraft turboprop engine. Analysis is based on experimental values at low torque condition (240 N m). Main components of investigated turboprop engine are the compressor, the combustor, the gas generator turbine, the free power turbine and the exhaust. Cost balance equations have been formed for all components individually and exergo-economic parameters including cost rates and unit exergy costs have been calculated for each component.