The research needs in turbopropulsion combustion are itemized, based on a broad survey of the U.S. aircraft engine manufacturers conducted by a joint Air Force – Navy – Army technology assessment team during the Fall of 1978. Much of this research is basic in nature, involving fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer, and combustion. This brief review of the findings is directed to members of the fundamental research community as a way of further aligning their interests with industry needs.

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