Masters Theses


"Recently developed methodology that provides the direct assessment of traditional thrust-based performance of aerospace vehicles in terms of entropy generation (i.e., exergy destruction) is modified for stand-alone jet engines. This methodology is applied to a specific single-spool turbojet engine configuration. A generic compressor performance map along with modeled engine component performance characterizations are utilized in order to provide comprehensive traditional engine performance results (engine thrust, mass capture, and RPM), for on and off-design engine operation. Details of exergy losses in engine components, across the entire engine, and in the engine wake are provided and the engine performance losses associated with their losses are discussed. Results are provided across the engine operating envelope as defined by operational ranges of flight Mach number, altitude, and fuel throttle setting. The exergy destruction that occurs in the engine wake is shown to be dominant with respect to other losses, including all exergy losses that occur inside the engine. Specifically, the ratio of the exergy destruction rate in the wake to the exergy destruction rate inside the engine itself ranges from 1 to 2.5 across the operational envelope of the modeled engine"--Abstract, page iii.


Riggins, David W.

Committee Member(s)

Homan, Kelly
Hosder, Serhat
Pernicka, Hank


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2017


xiii, 109 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-108).


© 2017 Mohammad Abbas

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Thesis Number

T 11068

Electronic OCLC #