Advanced Ducted Engine Nacelle Aerodynamics and Integration Testing

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J. E. McCall

Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, CT 06108

P. Tracksdorf, K. Heinig

Motoren- und Turbinen-Union, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 114(4), 802-808 (Oct 01, 1992) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906660 History: Received February 20, 1991; Online April 24, 2008


Future aircraft engine development may lead to Advanced Ducted Engines (ADE), which have a bypass ratio significantly higher than present turbofans. The increases in bypass ratio will dictate larger diameter nacelles and an increasing importance of the nacelle aerodynamics and wing integration aerodynamics. A series of isolated wind tunnel tests was therefore designed and conducted by PWA and MTU to investigate inlet, nozzle, and reverser aerodynamics. Additional installed testing was done in cooperation with MBB and BAe. Key features of the tests are noted and significant results are discussed.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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