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DYNGEN: A program for calculating steady-state and transient performance of turbojet and turbofan enginesThe DYNGEN, a digital computer program for analyzing the steady state and transient performance of turbojet and turbofan engines, is described. The DYNGEN is based on earlier computer codes (SMOTE, GENENG, and GENENG 2) which are capable of calculating the steady state performance of turbojet and turbofan engines at design and off-design operating conditions. The DYNGEN has the combined capabilities of GENENG and GENENG 2 for calculating steady state performance; to these the further capability for calculating transient performance was added. The DYNGEN can be used to analyze one- and two-spool turbojet engines or two- and three-spool turbofan engines without modification to the basic program. A modified Euler method is used by DYNGEN to solve the differential equations which model the dynamics of the engine. This new method frees the programmer from having to minimize the number of equations which require iterative solution. As a result, some of the approximations normally used in transient engine simulations can be eliminated. This tends to produce better agreement when answers are compared with those from purely steady state simulations. The modified Euler method also permits the user to specify large time steps (about 0.10 sec) to be used in the solution of the differential equations. This saves computer execution time when long transients are run. Examples of the use of the program are included, and program results are compared with those from an existing hybrid-computer simulation of a two-spool turbofan.
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Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Sellers, J. F.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Daniele, C. J.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1975
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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