Environmental assessment of entropy control in flight process
AuthorSöğüt, Mehmet Ziya
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CitationSogut, M. Z. (2021). Environmental assessment of entropy control in flight process. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, p. 1-9.
Purpose This study aims to examine exergy efficiency of engines and entropy performances at the flight process. In addition, the improvements that can be achieved in the system with the effective parametric controls of the engine have been evaluated in terms of both efficiency and entropy in the system. Design/methodology/approach According to the flight characteristics of the engine, the altitude-dependent irreversibilities and their environmental effects were discussed with two developed indicators, energy performance indicator (EPI) and sustainability indicator (SI). Findings According to the results of both indicators, the energy efficiency potential of the engine during the flight process was found to be 15.02%, while the fuel-based efficiency potential was 18.84%. Research limitations/implications It is limited by the flight process of a Turboprop engine. Practical implications The management tools and criteria of entropy are very difficult model studies. The study offers an evaluable approach based on two basic criteria developed for engines. Social implications In monitoring and review of entropy management related to fossil fuel technologies, key indicators developed can be used as benchmarks for managing emission sources Originality/value The two basic indicators developed can be used as monitoring measurement tools of sustainable energy and environmental performances for engines and applications.