Accession Number:

AD0256127

Title:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF JET FUELS ABROAD

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1960-11-03

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The most widely used jet fuels abroad at the present time are the two types of hydrocarbon fuels obtained by direct distillation the kerosene type and the wide-fraction type. The kerosene type includes kerosene or the ligroin-kerosene fraction of petroleum the wide-fraction type, together with the ligroin-kerosene fraction, includes also the benzine fraction. The use of wide-fraction fuels for jet engines makes it possible to increase considerably the production of fuels, bringing the total output of fuel to 4559 of crude. Studies on the improvement of modern supersonic jet aircraft fuels have developed mainly along two basic lines 1 increasing the thermal stability of fuels at elevated temperatures, which can reach 150-300 degrees under supersonic flight conditions, depending on the speed of flight and 2 improving the energy characteristics of the fuels heat of combustion, specific weight, and combustion efficiency, which can increase the range and ceiling. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE