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Introduction to Gas Turbine Engine Control

  • Gennady G. Kulikov
  • Haydn A. Thompson
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Abstract

In this chapter, an introduction to gas turbine engine operation and control is given. The chapter starts by emphasising engine control in general through a brief survey of conventional control strategies. Engines need to attain high levels of overall efficiency. A number of high-level efficiency criteria are introduced and the use of optimisation within the design cycle is considered. The chapter concludes with a section considering examples of on-line optimisation from a number of different viewpoints to maximise: range at cruise condition, specific fuel consumption and thrust. The aim is to globally optimise the engines overall performance through selection of appropriate control strategies.

Keywords

Specific Fuel Consumption Shaft Speed Transient Operation Aero Engine Maximum Thrust 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gennady G. Kulikov
    • 1
  • Haydn A. Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Automated Control SystemsUfa State Aviation Technical UniversityRussia
  2. 2.Department of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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