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International Journal of Turbo & Jet-Engines

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Volume 33, Issue 3


Optimization of a Turboprop UAV for Maximum Loiter and Specific Power Using Genetic Algorithm

Ali DincORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3165-3421
Published Online: 2015-07-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/tjj-2015-0030


In this study, a genuine code was developed for optimization of selected parameters of a turboprop engine for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by employing elitist genetic algorithm. First, preliminary sizing of a UAV and its turboprop engine was done, by the code in a given mission profile. Secondly, single and multi-objective optimization were done for selected engine parameters to maximize loiter duration of UAV or specific power of engine or both. In single objective optimization, as first case, UAV loiter time was improved with an increase of 17.5% from baseline in given boundaries or constraints of compressor pressure ratio and burner exit temperature. In second case, specific power was enhanced by 12.3% from baseline. In multi-objective optimization case, where previous two objectives are considered together, loiter time and specific power were increased by 14.2% and 9.7% from baseline respectively, for the same constraints.

Keywords: UAV; aircraft sizing; optimization; genetic algorithm; turboprop engine; cycle analysis

PACS: 07.20.Pe; 89.40.Dd; 05.70.-a; 88.05.Xj


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About the article

Received: 2015-06-17

Accepted: 2015-06-29

Published Online: 2015-07-10

Published in Print: 2016-09-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Turbo & Jet-Engines, Volume 33, Issue 3, Pages 265–273, ISSN (Online) 2191-0332, ISSN (Print) 0334-0082, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/tjj-2015-0030.

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