This paper deals with a parametric study and an optimization for the design variables of a high bypass unmixed turbofan equipping commercial aircrafts. The objective of the first part of this study is to highlight the effects of the principal design parameters (bypass ratio, compression ratios, turbine inlet temperature etc..) on the uninstalled performance, in terms of specific thrust and specific fuel consumption. The second part concerns the optimization, aiming at finding the optimum design parameters concurrently minimizing the specific fuel consumption at cruise, and meeting the thrust requirement at takeoff. The cycle analyzer (on-design and off-design) as coupled to the optimization algorithm MMFD by adopting a random multi-starts search strategy is shown to be stable and converging. The predefined requirements and constraints have dictated utilizing an engine with a high-bypass ratio, high-pressure ratio and a moderate turbine inlet temperature. In general, the obtained results compare fairly well with typical data available for an equivalent ‘reference’ engine. This elaborated methodology is shown to be consistent with the conceptual design requirements and accuracy, because, it does not use components’ characteristics, and operates on simplifying assumptions. This present methodology can be readily adapted for other configurations of aero-engines as well, and easily integrated in a multi-disciplinary design approach.

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