One of the major activities of AGARD panels is to form working groups, which assemble experts who work on the particular subject for two or three years. As a result of the work, an advisory report is published, which compiles the state-of-the-art knowledge on the chosen specific topic. This paper explains the philosophy and procedures adopted during the formation of working groups of the Propulsion and Energetics Panel. Working groups concerning gas turbine technologies are presented. The selected working groups aim to improve the computational and experimental knowledge that would lead to the design of advanced aero gas turbine engines. Objective, scope, procedure, and important results of each working group will be explained. Working groups that were active during the 1980s and which were presently active are covered.

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