In this work the impact of combined module variances on the overall performance of a high-bypass aircraft engine is investigated. Therefore, a comprehensive sensitivity analysis on the example of a turbofan engine performance model is provided by means of Kucherenko indices. Direct influences of selected model inputs on key model outputs as well as influences due to interaction effects between these input variables are identified. The selected input variables of the performance model are partly subject to considerable dependencies that are taken into account by the Kucherenko indices.
The results confirm known direct influences of deterioration effects on the key performance parameters of the aircraft engine on the one hand, and provide profound insights into complex interaction effects between the components and their impact on the V2500-A1 aircraft engine performance on the other.