This paper aims to consider main challenges of development of advanced architectures of propulsion systems, i.e. distributed propulsion systems (DPS).
This paper is a comparative analysis of different types of DPS.
Mechanical driving DPS seems as more feasible in near-term outlook, and turboelectric and full electric DPS are imagined feasible in mid- and far-term outlook.
Additional comprehensive numerical and experimental researches are needed to approve the efficiency of DPS.
Possible impact of installation of DPS on aeroplane fuel efficiency are shown.
Application of DPS on long-range aeroplanes is new a engineering solution, which may allow to meet future advanced efficiency goals.
The authors would like to acknowledge Dr A. Isikveren, Dr A. Seitz, Dr J. Bijewitz (Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V), Dr J.-L. Godard (ONERA) and Dr S. Stückle (Airbus Group Innovations) for participation in collaboration on the FP7 Project DisPURSAL (Isikveren, 2012).
Isyanov, A., Lukovnikov, A. and Mirzoyan, A. (2014), "Development challenges of distributive propulsion systems for advanced aeroplanes", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 86 No. 6, pp. 459-463. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-06-2014-0089Download as .RIS
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