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An Introduction to Thermodynamic Performance Analysis of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Cycles Using the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation CodeThis document is intended as an introduction to the analysis of gas turbine engine cycles using the Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS) code. It is assumed that the analyst has a firm understanding of fluid flow, gas dynamics, thermodynamics, and turbomachinery theory. The purpose of this paper is to provide for the novice the information necessary to begin cycle analysis using NPSS. This paper and the annotated example serve as a starting point and by no means cover the entire range of information and experience necessary for engine performance simulation. NPSS syntax is presented but for a more detailed explanation of the code the user is referred to the NPSS User Guide and Reference document (ref. 1).
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Jones, Scott M.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2007
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 984754.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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