FULL SCALE THERMAL ANALYSIS
OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE
To provide a thermal environment representative of an aircraft engine for hot surface tests a combined analytical/computational simulator was designed.
Using the supplied temperature data a represented full scale engine core was designed.
Using the supplied temperature data and the engines geometric information a computational thermal model was developed & surface temperature computed.
Once confidence in the model was obtained an arrangement of electric heating elements was configured and modeled.
Computed Surface Temperatures
Initial Heater Configuration, Colored Strip Represents Different Heater
Final Heater Arrangement