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The most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days.

1. Light-weighting in aerospace component and system design

June 2018
L. Zhu | N. Li | P.R.N. Childs

Light-weighting involves the use of advanced materials and engineering methods to enable structural elements to deliver the same, or enhanced, technical performance while using less material. The concept...

2. Effects of injection timing, before and after top dead center on the propulsion and power in a diesel engine

June 2014
Nader Raeie | Sajjad Emami | Omid Karimi Sadaghiyani

It is well known that injection strategies including the injection timing and pressure play the most important role in determining engine performance, especially in pollutant emissions. However, the...

3. Design and analysis of annular combustion chamber of a low bypass turbofan engine in a jet trainer aircraft

June 2016
C. Priyant Mark | A. Selwyn

The design of an annular combustion chamber in a gas turbine engine is the backbone of this paper. It is specifically designed for a low bypass turbofan engine in a jet trainer aircraft. The combustion...

4. Design of a high-performance centrifugal compressor with new surge margin improvement technique for high speed turbomachinery

March 2018
Sagar Pakle | Kyle Jiang

This paper presents the design of a centrifugal compressor for high-speed turbomachinery. The main focus of the research is to develop a centrifugal compressor with improved aerodynamic performance....

5. Turbine blade temperature calculation and life estimation - a sensitivity analysis

June 2013
Majid Rezazadeh Reyhani | Mohammad Alizadeh | Alireza Fathi | Hiwa Khaledi

The overall operating cost of the modern gas turbines is greatly influenced by the durability of hot section components operating at high temperatures. In turbine operating conditions, some defects...

6. Review on film cooling of liquid rocket engines

March 2018
S.R. Shine | S.Shri Nidhi

Film cooling in combination with regenerative cooling is presently considered as an efficient method to guarantee safe operation of liquid rocket engines having higher heat flux densities for long duration....

7. Heat transfer and airflow characteristics enhancement of compact plate-pin fins heat sinks – a review

June 2018
Amer Al-damook | FahadSaleh Alkasmoul

Plate-pin heat sinks are widely used for the electronic cooling system, internal combustion IC engine, cooling of gas turbine blades and other different applications to enhance the thermal performance...

8. Improving the performance of LOX/kerosene upper stage rocket engines

September 2017
IgorN. Nikischenko | Raymond D. Wright | Roman A. Marchan

Improved liquid rocket engine cycles were proposed and analyzed via comparison with existing staged combustion and gas-generator cycles. The key features of the proposed cycles are regenerative cooling...

9. Characterization and manufacturing of a paraffin wax as fuel for hybrid rockets

September 2018
F. Piscitelli | G. Saccone | A. Gianvito | G. Cosentino | L. Mazzola

The hybrid propulsion performed with paraffin waxes exhibits most attractive capabilities compared to solid or liquid engines, e.g., throttleability and re-ignition, alongside higher regression rates...

10. Nozzle geometry variations on the discharge coefficient

March 2016
M.M.A. Alam | T. Setoguchi | S. Matsuo | H.D. Kim

Numerical works have been conducted to investigate the effect of nozzle geometries on the discharge coefficient. Several contoured converging nozzles with finite radius of curvatures, conically converging...

11. Future aircraft cabins and design thinking: optimisation vs. win-win scenarios

June 2013
A. Hall | T. Mayer | I. Wuggetzer | P.R.N. Childs

With projections indicating an increase in mobility over the next few decades and annual flight departures expected to rise to over 16 billion by 2050, there is a demand for the aviation industry and...

12. Review: laser ignition for aerospace propulsion

March 2016
Steven A. O’Briant | Sreenath B. Gupta | Subith S. Vasu

Renewed interest in the use of high-speed ramjets and scramjets and more efficient lean burning engines has led to many subsequent developments in the field of laser ignition for aerospace use and application....

13. Performance assessment of simple and modified cycle turboshaft gas turbines

June 2013
Barinyima Nkoi | Pericles Pilidis | Theoklis Nikolaidis

This paper focuses on investigations encompassing comparative assessment of gas turbine cycle options. More specifically, investigation was carried out of technical performance of turboshaft engine...

14. Optimization of gas turbines for sustainable turbojet propulsion

June 2015
Yousef S.H. Najjar | Ibrahim A.I. Balawneh

Gas-turbines are widely used to power aero planes because they are light, compact with a high power-to-weight ratio. In the turbo jet engine, the main operating variables are: compressor pressure ratio...

15. Propulsion and launching analysis of variable-mass rockets by analytical methods

September 2013
D.D. Ganji | M. Gorji | M. Hatami | A. Hasanpour | N. Khademzadeh

In this study, applications of some analytical methods on nonlinear equation of the launching of a rocket with variable mass are investigated. Differential transformation method (DTM), homotopy perturbation...

16. Design point analysis of two-shaft gas turbine engines topped by four-port wave rotors for power generation systems

September 2019
A. Fatsis

Wave rotors are rotating equipment designed to exchange energy between high and low enthalpy fluids by means of unsteady pressure waves. In ground power plants, they can be used as topping devices to...

17. Leakage performance of labyrinth seal for oil sealing of aero-engine

March 2019
Guoqing Li | Qian Zhang | Zhijun Lei | Enliang Huang | Hongwei Wu | Gang Xu

Experimental investigation has been done to evaluate the leakage performance of labyrinth seal for oil sealing on high-speed sealing test rig at different working and geometric parameters. Typical values...

18. A study of solid ramjet fuel containing boron–magnesium mixtures

December 2017
EricT. Sandall | Joseph Kalman | John N. Quigley | Scott Munro | Trevor D. Hedman

Solid fuel ramjets (SFRJ) are known for their operational simplicity and high specific impulse. The performance of the SFRJ propulsion system is directly tied to the energy density and combustion behavior...

19. Ignition and combustion modelling in a dual fuel diesel engine

June 2020
R. De Robbio | M.C. Cameretti | R. Tuccillo

A numerical simulation of a single cylinder research diesel engine fuelled by natural gas and diesel oil in dual fuel mode was conducted to test the reaction mechanism presented by Li and Williams in...

20. Performance index improvement of a double-pipe cooler with MgO/water-ethylene glycol (50:50) nano-suspension

March 2020
H. Arya | M.M. Sarafraz | O. Pourmehran | M. Arjomandi

A series of tests was conducted to unlock the potential application of MgO/water-EG (ethylene glycol) nanofluids (NF) in a double-pipe heat exchanger (HEX). The overall heat transfer coefficient (HTC),...

21. Endwall aerodynamic losses from turbine components within gas turbine engines

March 2017
Phil Ligrani | Geoffrey Potts | Arshia Fatemi

A survey of research on aerodynamic loss investigations for turbine components of gas turbine engines is presented. Experimental and numerically predicted results are presented from investigations undertaken...

22. Aero-thermal redesign of a high pressure turbine nozzle guide vane

December 2019
Hadi Yavari | Ali Khavari | Mohammad Alizadeh | Behrad Kashfi | Hiwa Khaledi

The current article presents conceptual, preliminary and detailed aero-thermal redesign of a typical high pressure turbine nozzle guide vane. Design targets are lower coolant consumption, reduced manufacturing...

23. What does the future bring? A look at technologies for commercial aircraft in the years 2035–2050

December 2014
Meyer J. Benzakein

Demographics and economics in the next 20 years are being examined. They reflect a significant GDP growth and with this a strong demand for commercial aircraft not only in the US and Europe but across...

24. Performance characterization of different configurations of gas turbine engines

September 2014
Tarek Nada

This paper investigates the performance of different configurations of gas turbine engines. A full numerical model for the engine is built. This model takes into account the variations in specific heat...

25. Axisymmetric and three-dimensional flow simulation of a mixed compression supersonic air inlet

March 2020
M. Abedi | R. Askari | J. Sepahi-Younsi | M.R. Soltani

The flow through an axisymmetric supersonic mixed-compression air inlet has been simulated numerically to investigate the effects and the necessity of the three-dimensional (3D) modeling in comparison...

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