Accession Number : AD0017753
Title : CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ADAPTATION OF LOW-COST FUELS TO GAS-TURBINE-POWERED COMMERICAL AIRCRAFT
Descriptive Note : Research memo.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH GLENN RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : BARNETT, HENRY C ; MCCAFFERTY, RICHARD J
Report Date : 01 Oct 1953
Pagination or Media Count : 65
Abstract : In recent months interest has increased in the possible use of distillate and residual fuel oils as fuels for commercial gas-turbine aircraft. However, the use of such fuels entails the solution of many problems pertaining to fuel physical properties and combustion characteristics. This report reviews some of these problems and discusses the status of current knowledge in relation to their solution. The fuel combustion characteristics considered in this study are ignition, combustion efficiency, combustion stability, and carbon deposition. In addition the effects of distillate and residual fuels on exhaust deposits and corrosion are discussed. Preliminary calculated data are presented to indicate preheating requirements for maintaining fuel fluidity and desirable fuel-injection properties.
Descriptors : *GAS TURBINES , FUEL INJECTION , EFFICIENCY , CARBON , COMBUSTION , DEPOSITION , DEPOSITS , FUELS , RESIDUALS , FLUIDS , IGNITION , COMBUSTION STABILITY , FUEL OIL , AIRCRAFT , CORROSION
Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE