A simplified turboshaft gas turbine engine model called the direct transient method (DTM) model has been developed. The DTM model consists of table look-up data generated from the actual engine data or the transient engine simulation. The DTM model accounts for heat storage, tip clearance and volume dynamics effects. It can, therefore, better predict engine transient responses and turbine metal temperature than the traditional engine horsepower extraction (HPX) model. This paper presents in detail the DTM methodology for generating accurate simplified engine models of transient performance. Comparisons of engine transient responses between the DTM and HPX models are provided.

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