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Advanced 2030 Single Aisle Aircraft Modeling for the Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration ProgramThe NASA Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration Program is aimed at advancing electrified powertrains for future aircraft platforms through flight demonstrations for various passenger classes and power levels. The objective of this paper is to establish non-electrified reference models for 2030 aircraft with advanced technologies for the large single aisle (150 passenger) and small single aisle (100 passenger) vehicle classes. Current state-of-art aircraft are first identified and modeled using a proprietary design tool called Environmental Design Space. Next, through a comprehensive literature review, engine, airframe and composite material technologies that are expected to be available by 2030 are identified, and their respective benefits are applied to the 2030 vehicles. The engine cycle and the aircraft design are then optimized to provide the maximum fuel burn benefit while meeting all the specified aircraft requirements. While the large single aisle aircraft range requirement is kept the same as the current state-of-art aircraft, the small single aisle aircraft is optimized for a reduced range of 1000 nmi. Expected fuel burn benefit from these technologies along with any propulsive, aerodynamic and weight benefit will be summarized in this paper.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Anusha Harish
(Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Mingxuan Shi
(Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Jonathan Gladin
(Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Dimitri Mavris
(Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Date Acquired
February 22, 2023
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: US
Start Date: June 12, 2022
End Date: June 16, 2022
Sponsors: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 770848.
CONTRACT_GRANT: AWD-002344 (NIA-602015)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
Single Expert
single aisle aircraft
aero technology
electrified powertrain flight demonstration
electric aircraft
hybrid electric propulsion
electric propulsion
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