Accession Number : ADA635080


Title :   Navy Fuel Composition and Screening Tool (FCAST) v2.8


Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept. 4 Apr 2011-31 Jan 2016


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hammond, Mark H ; Morris, Robert E ; Cramer, Jeffrey A ; Loegel, Thomas N ; Johnson, Kevin J ; Myers, Kristina M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a635080.pdf


Report Date : 10 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The high cost and limited availability of emerging alternative fuels are often major impediments to certification of these fuels as Fit-For- Purpose (FFP) for the U.S. Navy. A method whereby a candidate fuel could be rapidly screened for many FFP properties, using a minimal volume (less than 1 mL), would overcome this limitation. To meet this challenge, algorithmic modeling strategies were derived that establish the statistical relationships between composition and critical FFP fuel properties. This has allowed us to develop partial least squares (PLS) models based on gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) data that predict fuel properties. The Fuel Composition and Screening Tool (FCAST) was developed as a general fuel screening tool that combines GC-MS based property predictions with a compositional profiler to provide a variety of useful information about a fuel sample.


Descriptors :   *FUELS , *GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY , ALGORITHMS , CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS , CLASSIFICATION , COMPOSITION(PROPERTY) , HIGH COSTS , LEAST SQUARES METHOD , MASS SPECTROMETRY , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SAMPLING


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE