Development of Sustainable Aviation Propulsion Engines I



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Organizational Unit:
Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery


Modern aircraft systems have an important role in the global transport of people and goods. Aircraft are an integral part of our transportation system and require efficient, high-performance and, in the medium term, climate-neutral propulsion systems for profitable and sustainable operation. In order to meet these requirements, a deep understanding of the aero- and thermodynamics in the different aircraft propulsion systems is necessary.

In the lecture series "Development of Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion Engines", the development process of an aircraft engine from the idea of an engine concept to maintenance is presented. An overview of the individual steps and the existing challenges will be provided. Current examples from research and development are discussed for a realistic view of the industrial approach.

In this lecture part ("Development of Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion Engines I"), the current state of the art in engine development and the requirements imposed by the goal of sustainable aviation are first presented. Based on this, evolutionary further development of existing technology as well as revolutionary approaches are discussed, which should ultimately enable safe and climate-neutral aviation.

Following the presentation of new propulsion concepts, the interdisciplinary design and development processes are introduced. A central aspect in this are the interfaces connecting the individual development teams (aerodynamics, structural mechanics, aeroelastics ...). Finally, various proofs of suitability are discussed on the basis of illustrative examples, which must be fulfilled by parts, components or entire engines before production.



  • Invention of novel propulsion concepts
  • Evolutionary and revolutionary aero engines
  • Sequence of the development process of aero engines
  • Interdisciplinary engine design
  • Part, component and engine testing