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A More Efficient Turbo Propulsion System

Using higher exhaust exit temperatures, a company needs to improve the efficiency of a turbo propulsion system. Methods should reduce component weight primarily in the core compressor component (or secondarily anywhere in the flow path) through new compressor geometries or aerodynamic improvements. Lower temperatures of components adjacent to the flow path of the exhaust must be maintained. Higher temperatures to the exhaust’s flow path are thus restricted, leading to higher-temperature exhaust and a better maintenance of associated components’ mean-time-between-failures (MTBF).

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