OATAO - Open Archive Toulouse Archive Ouverte Open Access Week

Modeling and Design Optimization of an Electric Environmental Control System for Commercial Passenger Aircraft

Planès, Thomas and Delbecq, Scott and Pommier-Budinger, Valérie and Bénard, Emmanuel Modeling and Design Optimization of an Electric Environmental Control System for Commercial Passenger Aircraft. (2023) Aerospace, 10 (3). ISSN 2226-4310

[img] (Document in English)

PDF (Publisher's version) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace10030260


The aircraft environmental control system (ECS) is the second-highest fuel consumer system, behind the propulsion system. To reduce fuel consumption, one research direction intends to replace conventional aircraft with more electric aircraft. Thus, new electric architectures have to be designed for each system, such as for the ECS. In this paper, an electric ECS is modeled and then sized and optimized for different sizing scenarios with the aim of minimizing fuel consumption at the aircraft level. For the system and for each component, such as air inlets and heat exchangers, parametric models are developed to allow the prediction of relevant characteristics. These models, developed in order to be adapted to aircraft design issues, are of different types, such as scaling laws and surrogate models. They are then assembled to build a preliminary sizing procedure for the ECS by using a multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO) formulation. Results show that the ECS design is highly dependent on the sizing scenario considered. An approach to size the ECS globally with respect to all the sizing scenarios leads to an ECS that accounts for around 200 N of drag, 190 kW of electric power, and 1500 kg of mass for the CeRAS aircraft.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-04065842
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Deposited On:12 Apr 2023 09:09

Repository Staff Only: item control page