Power plant pre-design exploration for a turbo-electric propulsive fuselage concept

Julian Bijewitz, Arne Seitz, Mirko Hornung

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With intent to advance the exploration of a promising concept for synergistic wake filling propulsion system integration, the power plant characteristics associated with a Propulsive Fuselage Concept are investigated in this paper. In the targeted configuration a turbo electric power train is envisioned comprising an electrically driven, boundary layer ingesting fuselage propulsor in conjunction with two underwing podded Geared Turbofan engines providing electrical power offtake. Addressing the extraction of significant levels of power offtakes, upon the discussion of the modelling approach and simulation setup, a variety of parametric studies are presented with emphasis placed on discussing the operational space available for variations of power offtake as well as the effects on the design characteristics. In addition, exploratory studies on the design and performance characteristics of the fuselage propulsor are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Joint Propulsion Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105708
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event54th AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2018 - Cincinnati, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Joint Propulsion Conference


Conference54th AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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