Accession Number:

ADP012099

Title:

Intelligent Turbine Engines

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Report Date:

2001-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This program focuses on the fundamental and practical issues that hinder development of intelligent control systems for improving the performance of turbine engines, such as rotorcraft turboshaft engines. Our approach to the development of an intelligent control system has focused on advances in the basic understanding of engine processes through experiments and advanced computational models, refinement of appropriate sensor and actuator technologies, and development of practical control strategies for control of steady-state and transient performance. Substantial advances have been made on unsteady modeling of compressor and combustor flows, control strategies for compressor surge and stall combustor control using synthetic jets and smart fuel injectors model-based, fuzzy logic and neural network control approaches and MEMS and optical sensors able to operate in high temperature environments. In this report, we highlight advances in simulations, control theory, and compressor control since last years report focused on sensor and actuator technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computer Hardware
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE