Parametric study of exergetic sustainability performances of a high altitude long endurance unmanned air vehicle using hydrogen fuel


Kaya N., Turan O., Karakoc T. H. , Midilli A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.41, no.19, pp.8323-8336, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.09.007
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.8323-8336
  • Keywords: Exergy, Sustainability, Hydrogen fuel, Turbofan, UAV, ENVIRONMENTAL-IMPACT, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, ENERGY SYSTEM, TURBOPROP ENGINE, TURBOFAN ENGINE, CELL, DESIGN, INDICATORS, EFFICIENCY, FUTURES

Abstract

Exergetic sustainability performances such as, exergy efficiency, waste exergy ratio, environmental effect factor and exergetic sustainability index of a HALE UAV were investigated parametrically. The UAV and its high by-pass, mixed flow turbofan engine was supposed just to be switched from kerosene to hydrogen fuel without any other modification.