Investigation of Electric Propelled Aircraft Performance

Michael Dror Cossenas
Work towards MSc degree under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Gil Iosilevskii
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

With increasing use of electric-powered aircraft, there is a need for accurate mission planning tools. Electric aircraft differ from conventional ones in a few aspects, most notably in the efficiency with which the energy they carry on board is converted into the mechanical one. Expressing the efficiency of the electrical propulsion system as the product of the efficiencies of its constituents (battery, controller, motor and propeller), semi-empirical models are suggested for each one of them. They served as the basis for a mission planning tool that demonstrated good accuracy when compared to the actual flight performance.

The talk will be given in Hebrew

Tue, 21-01-2020, 16:30 (Gathering at 16:00)

Classroom 165, ground floor, Library, Aerospace Eng.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture

Investigation of Electric Propelled Aircraft Performance