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Objective: Thermodynamic Simulations to Indicate Engine Degradation

The Need: Current prognostics solutions cannot generate timely and trustworthy forecasts of critical events that foreshadow engine failure. A one-size-fits-all preventative maintenance regimen is followed that causes unnecessary downtime, costing millions of dollars every day. Even more costly is the incidence of surprise breakdowns, especially in-flight breakdowns, which are increasingly commonplace.

Funding Source: Ohio Third Frontier TVSF Phase 1 Grant

Dynamic Models: NPSS TF01 combined with open source degradation models

Quantities of Interest:

1. Temperature at Station Z

2. Turbine Speed

3. Pressure at Station X