publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

Performance assessment of a hybrid electric-powered long-range commercial airliner

Zöld, Thomas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: KTH, Aerodynamik
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Despite the recent increase in the amount of smaller electric general aviation aircrafts, a fully electric airliner is not likely to fly in the near future. Partially inspired by the automotive industry’s success with the hybrid car, this thesis investigated the feasibility of an electric-hybrid propulsion system for an Airbus A340-600 on a long-haul flight and its effect on the aircraft’s performance. First, an analysis was done of the reference aircraft, A340-600, using conventional propulsion. Second, a 5700 nautical miles flight was modelled to determine performance data such as the power and thrust requirements during the different flight phases. Third, the...
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Stephenson, D. (2010, 08 16). Envisioning tomorrow's aircraft. Retrieved 05 31, 2012, from http://www.boeing.com/Features/2010/06/corp_envision_06_14_10.html

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