Investigation of a Novel Turboprop-Driven Aircraft Concept Including Future Technologies

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This paper presents a novel concept for a highly efficient and ecological propeller-driven aircraft. The aircraft has a high wing, T-tail, and two turboprop engines with large propeller diameters decreasing disc loading and therefore increasing propeller efficiency. The aircraft also features a strut-braced wing with natural laminar flow. It is shown that direct operating costs can potentially be reduced by about 17 % while reducing trip fuel mass and therefore CO2 emissions by about 36 % compared to the reference aircraft Airbus A320.


Turboprop aircraft Conceptual aircraft design Aircraft design optimization Strut-braced wing Natural laminar flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Automotive and Aeronautical EngineeringHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany

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