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Towards More Optimization for Aircraft Energy Conversion Systems

Tardy, Alain and Roboam, Xavier and Zanchetta, Pericle and Boroyevich, Dushan and Burgos, Rolando and Schanen, Jean-Luc and Wurtz, Frédéric and Sareni, Bruno and Wheele, Patrick Towards More Optimization for Aircraft Energy Conversion Systems. (2015) In: MEA 2015 - More Electric Aircraft, 3 February 2015 - 5 February 2015 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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The impact of power subsystem design on aircraft performance has traditionally been assessed during an aircraft’s conceptual design phase via estimates based on past design references and databases. With the advent of the more/all electric aircraft (M/AEA), the need to more fully integrate electrical power subsystems into the overall aircraft system greatly increases. However, determining impacts on fuel consumption and other aircraft level benefits during the conceptual design phase becomes significantly more difficult and cannot be fully realized on the basis of past design references and databases since they are insufficient for addressing the impacts of the new architectures and technologies involved. To address this lacuna, a comprehensive framework of methodologies, models, and tools is needed for this phase of the design process to quickly, efficiently, and with sufficient fidelity assess and optimize the mission-level conceptual design of the electrical power subsystem (EPS) and its integration into the overall aircraft system. This also requires a rethinking of the thermal management subsystem (TMS) due to increased heat loads relative to the EPS and the possibility of TMS electrification, which in turn requires a simultaneous consideration of both subsystems during the integration and conceptual design phase of system assessment and optimization. Further discussion on why this is of importance and on why we need such a framework now is given in this paper.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-01323615
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Grenoble Alpes - UGA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Nottingham (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA)
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Deposited On:30 May 2016 15:28

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